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ἀναρπάζω snatch up, Il., Xen. snatch away, carry off, Hom., etc.; of slave-dealers, to kidnap, Od.:—Pass., Soph.: in Prose also, to be dragged before a magistrate, carried off to prison, Lat. rapi in jus, Dem. good sense, to rescue, Plut. take by storm, plunder, Eur.; of persons, ἀναρπασόμενος τοὺς Φωκέας to take them by storm or at once, Hdt. carry off, steal, Xen., Dem.

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