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σκίδνημι , collat. form of σκεδάννυμι (q.v.),
A.disperse, Heraclit.91, Aret.SD1.5, Plu.2.933d; used by Hom. in compd. διασκίδνημι.
II. mostly Pass. σκίδναμαι, only pres. and impf., to be spread or scattered, disperse, freq. of a crowd or assembly, “αὐτοὶ δ᾽ ἐσκίδναντο κατὰ κλισίας τε νέας τεIl.1.487; “ἐπὶ σφέτερα σκίδνασθαιOd.1.274; “ἐσκίδναντο ἑὴν ἐπὶ νῆα ἕκαστοςIl.19.277; “ἐπὶ νῆας ἕκαστοι ἐσκίδναντ᾽ ἰέναι24.2; “σκίδνασθ᾽ ἐπὶ ἔργα ἕκαστοςOd.2.252; ἐσκίδναντο ἑὰ πρὸς δώμαθ᾽ ἕκαστος ib.258; of foam or spray, “ὑψόσε δ᾽ ἄχνη σκίδναταιIl.11.308; of a cloud of dust, “ὕψι δ᾽ ἀέλλη σκίδναθ᾽ ὑπὸ νεφέων16.375; of a stream, “ἀνὰ κῆπον ἅπαντα σκίδναταιOd.7.130; also “ὀδμὴ σκίδνατοh.Cer.278; “ὂψ σκιδναμένηHes.Th.42; “σκιδναμέναSimon.41 codd.Plu. (f.l. for κιδν-); σκιδναμένης ἐν στήθεσιν ὀργῆς f.l. in Sapph.27; σκιδναμένης Δημήτερος, i.e. at seedtime, in spring, Orac. ap. Hdt.7.142; ἅμα ἡλίῳ σκιδναμένῳ as the sun began to spread his light, i.e. soon after sunrise, Id.8.23; in Hp. of an odour, to be dissipated, Loc.Hom.2; of the distribution of τὸ πνεῦμα through the system, Morb.Sacr.7; also of the pupils, to be dilated, “αἱ κόραι σκίδνανταιId.Int.48 = Dieb.Judic.3; elsewh. rare in Prose, Thphr. Sens.55,56; “εὐωδία ἐκ πηγῆς -αμένηPlu.2.941f (not found in good Att., except compd. ἀποσκίδναμαι in Th.6.98).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.142
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.23
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 42
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.277
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.252
    • Homer, Odyssey, 7.130
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.274
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 278
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.98
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.308
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.375
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.487
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.2
    • Hippocrates, De morbo sacro, 7
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 1.5
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