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ἐφάπτω 1 2 bind on or to, λύουσα 'φάπτουσα undoing or making fast, Soph.; τοὖργον ὡς ἐφάψειεν τόδε that she had made fast (i. e. perpetrated) the deed, id=Soph.:—Pass., 3rd sg. perf. and plup. ἐφῆπται, -το, is or was hung over one, impends over, is fixed as one's doom, c. dat., Τρώεσσι κήδε᾽ ἐφῆπται Il.
II.Mid. to lay hold of, grasp, reach, c. gen., Od., Theogn., Soph. lay hold of with the mind, attain to, Lat. assequi, c. gen., Plat. Pind. also c. dat. (like θιγγάνω, ψαύω) , to apply oneself to.
4.Hdt. uses part. perf. pass. with gen., εἴδεος ἐπαμμένος possessed of a certain degree of beauty. follow, come next, Theocr.

1 ionic ἐπ-άπτω

2 fut. ψω

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