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διασπάω 1 2 3 4 5 tear asunder, part forcibly, Lat. divellere, Hdt., Eur., etc.; δ. τὸ σταύρωμα to tear down the palisade, Xen.: —Pass., perf. part. διεσπασμένος torn asunder, Hdt., Dem. military sense, to separate part of an army from the rest, Xen.:—Pass., στράτευμα διεσπασμένον scattered and in disorder, Thuc.;—of soldiers, also, to be distributed in quarters, Xen.
3.metaph. to distract, throw into disorder, id=Xen.

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