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ἁρπάζω snatch away, carry off, Hom., Hdt., etc.:—absol. to steal, be a thief, Ar. seize hastily, snatch up, λᾶαν Il.; δόρυ Aesch.; ἁρπ. τινὰ μέσον to seize him by the waist, Hdt.; c. gen. part., ἁρπ. τινὰ ποδός by the foot, Eur. seize, overpower, Aesch.: also to seize a post, Xen. plunder, πόλεις Thuc., etc.
From Root ΑΡΠ, come also ἅρπη, Ἅρπυιαι, cf. Lat. rapio.

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