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ψι_λ-όω ,
A.strip bare, mostly of hair, “ψ. τὴν κεφαλήν τινοςHdt.4.26; “ψιλοῦν τὰ δέρματαThphr.HP9.20.3; ψ. τὰ δένδρα strip them bare, ib.4.14.9:—Pass., become bald,ψιλοῦτο δὲ καλὰ κάρηναHes.Fr.29; “χελιδόνες . . ἐψιλωμέναιbare of feathers, Arist.HA600a16.
II. c. gen., strip bare of,σαρκῶν ἐπωμίδαHp.Art.1:—Pass., “ὀστέων κατήγματα ἐψιλωμέναId.Aph.5.22, cf. Art.69, Arist.HA519b5.
2. strip, rob, deprive of a thing, “ψ. [τινὰ] τὰ πλεῖστα τῆς δυνάμιοςHdt.2.151; “τινὰ χρημάτωνAlciphr.1.18: abs. in same sense, X.Cyr.4.5.12:—Pass., “ἐλπίδος καιρὸς ἐψιλώθηPhld.Herc.1232p.67V.
3. generally, leave naked, unarmed, or defenceless, Th.3.109.
4. Pass., to be laid bare, of roots, X.Oec.17.12 sq.; “ψιλωθέντα κέραταexposed, unprotected, Plb.3.73.7; “τὸ ψιλούμενον στεγαστέονX.Eq.12.7.
5. strip off, pull out,τρίχαςDsc.2.179:—Pass., of things, to be stripped off something, “τὰ κρέα ἐψιλωμένα τῶν ὀστέωνHdt.4.61; cf. ψίλωμα.
III. Gramm., write or pronounce with the spiritus lenis, or a littera tenuis, opp. δασύνω, Phld.Rh.1.155S., cf. EM780.31 (Pass.), D.T.Supp.675.11, A.D.Synt.39.1, Pron.57.2, Eust.515.38, Tz.H. 11.53.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.151
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.61
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.109
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 4.5.12
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 12.7
    • Xenophon, Economics, 17.12
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.73.7
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 5.22
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 1
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