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I.with one's own hand, Aesch., Soph., etc.: c. gen. the very doer or author of a thing, id=Soph., Dem.
II.absol., like αὐθέντης, one who kills himself or one of his kin, Soph.: then, simply, a murderer, homicide, id=Soph., Dem.; in full, τὸν αὐτ. τοῦ φόνου the perpetrator of . . , Soph. adj. murderous, Eur.; πληγέντες αὐτόχειρι μιάσματι of brothers smitten by mutual slaughter, Soph.

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