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ἀσκέω work curiously, form by art, fashion, Hom.; ἀσκήσας with skilful art, id=Hom.
2.of adornment, to dress out, trick out, decorate, adorn, deck, Hdt.: Pass., πέπλοισι Περσικοῖς ἠσκημένη Aesch.:—Mid., σῶμ᾽ ἠσκήσατο adorned his own person, Eur. Prose, to practise, exercise, train, Lat. exercere, properly of athletic exercise:
1.of the person trained, Ar.; ἀσκεῖν τὸ σῶμα εἴς or πρός τι for an object or purpose, Xen., etc.
2.of the thing practised, ἀσκ. τέχνην Hdt.; metaph., ἀσκ. τὴν ἀλήθειαν id=Hdt.; κακότητα Aesch.; ἀσέβειαν Eur.
3.c. inf., ἄσκει τοιαύτη μένειν endeavour to remain such, Soph.; ἀσκ. ἀγαθὰ ποιεῖν to make a practice of doing good, Xen.
4.absol. to practise, go into training, οἱ ἀσκοῦντες those who practise gymnastics, id=Xen.

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