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ἀποστερέω rob, despoil, bereave or defraud one of a thing, c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, Hdt., Ar.; also, c. acc. pers. et rei, μή μ᾽ ἀποστερήσηις ἡδονάν Soph., etc.: absol. to defraud, cheat, Ar.:—Pass. to be robbed or deprived of, c. gen., Ἑλλάδος ἀπεστερημένος Hdt., attic; also c. acc., ἵππους ἀπεστέρηνται Xen.
2.ἀπ. ἑαυτόν τινος to detach, withdraw oneself from . . , Soph., Thuc.
3.c. acc. pers. to deprive, rob, Hdt., attic;— τὸ σαφές μ᾽ ἀποστερεῖ certainty fails me, Eur.
4.c. acc. rei only, to filch away, withhold, Aesch., etc.

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