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σπα^θ-άω , in weaving,
A.strike the woof with the σπάθη (q.v.), ς. τὸν ἱστόν make the web close and strong, Philyll. 12, cf. Poll.7.36:—Pass., metaph., συλλαβαὶ πολλοῖς γράμμασιν ἐσπαθημέναι close-packed, Phld.Po.2.41.
II. θοἰμάτιον δεικνὺς τοδὶ πρόφασιν ἔφασκον " γύναι, λίαν σπαθᾷς" you are laying it on too thick, a cant phrase for 'playing ducks and drakes with' money (perh. with a play on signf. 1), Ar.Nu.55; τὰ πατρῷα βρύκει καὶ ς. Diph.43.27; “ς. τὰ χρήματαPlu.Per.14; τάλαντα ς. Luc.Cat.20, cf. Philostr.VA 5.38, Alciphr.3.34; ἐσπαθᾶτο ταῦτα καὶ ἐδημηγορεῖτο, expld. by Sch. as = ἐδαψιλεύετο, these were the prodigalities indulged in, thus were all advantages squandered away, D.19.43.
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    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 55
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 43
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 14
    • Lucian, Cataplus, 20
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 5.38
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