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ψηλα^φ-άω , mostly used in pres.: fut.
A.-ήσωLXXZa.9.13: aor. ἐψηλάφησα ib.Ge.27.22:—Pass., fut. ψηλαφηθήσομαι ib. Na.3.1: aor. “ἐψηλαφήθηνS.E.M.8.108, Plu.2.599c:—feel or grope about to find a thing, like a blind man or hoodman-blind, χερσὶ ψηλαφόων (Ep.for -άων), of the Cyclops when blinded, Od.9.416; ψηλαφῶν οὐκ ἐδυνάμην εὑρεῖν [τὸ ἱμάτιον] Ar.Ec.315; “ψηλαφῶντες . . ὥσπερ ἐν σκότειPl.Phd.99b: metaph., “ψ. περί τινωνPhld.D.1.14.
II. feel, touch, handle, stroke, Poll.1.183; μή ποτε ψηλαφήσῃ με πατήρ, of Isaac and Jacob, LXXGe.27.12, cf. Ev.Luc. 24.39; “ψ. καὶ τρίβειν τοῖς δακτύλοιςArist.HA571a33; esp. in Medic., of uterine examination, Hp.Mul.1.40, al.:—Pass., “ὧν ψηλαφωμένων ἵππος . . ἥδεταιX.Eq.2.4; [“ὄρνιθες] τῇ χειρὶ ψηλαφώμεναιArist. HA560a9.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 315
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 691
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.416
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 13.9.2
    • New Testament, Acts, 17.27
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 27.12
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 27.22
    • Old Testament, Nahum, 3.1
    • Old Testament, Zechariah, 9.13
    • Plato, Phaedo, 99b
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 2.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.16.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 8.29.8
    • New Testament, Luke, 24.39
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