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ἀπείργω keep away from, debar from, τινά τινος Hom., attic; τινὰ ἀπό τινος Hdt. keep from doing, prevent, hinder, c. acc. et inf., ἀπ. τινὰ ποιεῖν or μὴ ποιεῖν τι Soph., Eur.
3.c. acc. to keep back, keep off, ward off, Od., Soph., etc.; absol., ἀλλ᾽ ἀπείργοι θεός heaven forfend! Soph.: νόμος οὐδεὶς ἀπ. no law debars, Thuc.: of the Nile, ἀπεργμένος barred or shut off from its old channel, Hdt. part, divide, separate, κληῒς ἀποέργει αὐχένα τε στῆθός τε Il.:—and so to bound, Hdt.
2.of persons travelling, ἐν ἀριστερῆι ἀπέργων ῥοίτειον keeping Rhoeteium on the left, id=Hdt. shut up, confine, id=Hdt.

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