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ἀπεῖπον for εἶπον orig. had a digamma ϝεῖπον speak out, tell out, declare, μῦθον, etc., Hom.; ῥῆσιν Hdt. deny, refuse, Il., Plat. forbid, ἀπ. τινι μὴ ποιεῖν to forbid one to do, tell him not to do, Hdt., attic:—Pass., ἀπείρηταί τινι ποιεῖν τι it is forbidden him to do, Hdt.; τὸ ἀπειρημένον a forbidden thing, id=Hdt. renounce, disown, give up, μῆνιν Il.; τὴν συμμαχίην Hdt.; ἀπ. τὴν στρατηγίαν to resign it, Xen.:—Pass., αἱ σπονδαὶ οὐκ ἀπείρηντο had not been renounced, Thuc.:—so in Mid., ἀπείπασθαι ὄψιν to avert a vision (by sacrifice), Hdt.
2.intr. to give up, to be worn out, fail, sink from exhaustion, Soph., etc.; ἀπεῖπεν φάτις the word failed, was unfulfilled, Aesch.:—c. dat. pers. to fail or be wanting to one, οὐκ ἀπειρηκὼς φίλοις Eur.:—c. dat. rei, ἀπειρηκότων χρήμασι, i. e. when they were bankrupt, Dem.; also, ἀπ. κακοῖς, ἄλγει to give way to, sink under them, Eur.; φέροντες ἀπεροῦσιν they will be tired of paying, Thuc., Plat.

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