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ἐφέπω 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 go after, follow, pursue, c. acc., Il. drive on, urge on, [ἵππους] ἐφέπων μάστιγι id=Il.; and c. dat. pers., Πατρόκλῳ ἔφεπε ἵππους drove them against him, id=Il. follow a pursuit, busy oneself about it, c. acc., Hom.; ἐφ. Θήβας to administer, govern it, Aesch.
2.c. acc. loci, to search, explore, traverse, Lat. obire, Hom., Hes. come suddenly upon, encounter, incur, πότμον ἐπισπεῖν Hom.; ὀλέθριον ἦμαρ ἐπ. Il.
B.Mid. to follow, pursue, c. dat., Od., Hdt., etc. follow, accompany, attend, Il., Hdt.; ἐπισπέσθαι ποσίν to follow on foot, i. e. keep up with, Hdt.; εἴ οἱ τύχη ἐπίσποιτο if fortune attend him, id=Hdt.:—absol., Thuc. obey, attend to, θεοῦ ὀμφῇ Od.; ἐπισπόμενοι μένεϊ σφῷ giving the reins to their passion, id=Od.; βουλῇ ἐπισπέσθαι πατρός Aesch., etc.:—absol., ἐπισπόμενος, opp. to πείσας, Thuc.:—also to agree, approve, in tmesi, ἐπὶ δ᾽ ἕσπωνται θεοὶ ἄλλοι Od. follow an argument, Plat.

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