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ἕρπω attic aor1 εἵρπυσα, inf. ἑρπύσαι supplied by ἑρπύζω creep, crawl, Lat. serpo, repo, and generally to move slowly, walk, Hom., Trag.:—also simply, to go or come, id=Trag.
II.variously, of a tear, to steal from the eye, Soph.; of reports, to creep on, spread, like Lat. serpit rumor, id=Soph.; πόλεμος ἑρπέτω let it take its course, Ar.; of calamities, Soph.

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