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σπέρχω , Il.13.334, etc. (Act. only in pres. and impf.):—Med., fut. σπέρξομαι, aor. ἐσπερξάμην, Hsch.:—Pass., Il.19.317, etc.: aor. part.
A.σπερχθείςPi.N.1.40, Hdt.1.32:—poet. Verb (used also in Ion. Prose, cf. περισπέρχω; Att. only in compds. ἐπι-, κατα-σπέρχω), set in rapid motion, only late, c. inf., “τρέχεινLuc. Trag.236: more freq. in Pass., to haste, be in haste, c. inf., “ὁπότε σπερχοίατ᾽ Ἀχαιοὶ . . φέρειν ἌρηαIl. 19.317, cf. A.R.4.211; “ὁπότε ς. ἐρετμοῖςOd.13.22; ς. μετά, ποτί τι, A.R.1.1255, Orph.L.706; of the sea, rage, Hymn.Is.151: in Hom. mostly part. pres. Pass. σπερχόμενος in haste, hurriedly, “ς. δ᾽ γεραιὸς ἑοῦ ἐπεβήσετο δίφρουIl.24.322, cf. 23.870, Od.9.101, al.; [“νηῦς] ἐπέκελσεν σπερχομένη13.115, cf. E.Alc.257 (lyr.).
2. metaph., to be hasty of temper, “σπερχομένοιο γέροντοςIl.24.248, cf. Hdt.3.72; “σπερχθείςId.1.32; σπερχθεῖσα θυμῷ in haste and heat, Pi.N.1.40; μὴ σπέρχου be not hasty, E.Med.1133; “ς. μέγα δή τι καὶ οὐ φατόνCall.Del.60; σπέρχεσθαί τινι to be angry with one, Hdt.5.33, Call.Del. 158.
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    • Euripides, Alcestis, 257
    • Euripides, Medea, 1133
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.32
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.33
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.72
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.334
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.283
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.101
    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.115
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 33 to the Dioscuri, 7
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.317
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.870
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.248
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.322
    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.22
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.1255
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.211
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