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ἐπιβάλλω 1 2

I.trans. to throw or cast upon, Lat. injicere, τρίχας ἐπ. (sc. πυρί) Il.; ἐπ. ἑωυτὸν ἐς τὸ πῦρ Hdt. lay on, Lat. applicare, [ἵπποις] ἐπέβαλλεν ἱμάσθλην Od.; ἐπιβ. πληγάς τινι Xen.:— to lay on as a tax, tribute, fine or penalty, τί τινι Hdt., attic
3.ἐπιβ. σφραγῖδα to affix a seal, Hdt. add, ἐπ. (sc. χοῦν) to throw on more and more earth, Thuc.:—metaph. to mention, Lat. mentionem injicere rei, τι Soph.
II.intr. (sub. ἑαυτόν), to throw oneself upon, go straight towards, c. acc., Od. fall upon or against, τινί Plat.
3.(sub. τὸν νοῦν) to apply oneself to a thing, devote oneself to it, c. dat., Plut.: to give one's attention to, think on, NTest. follow, come next, Plut. belong to, fall to, τινί Hdt., Dem.:—also impers. c. acc. et inf. it falls to one's very lot, it concerns one to do a thing, Hdt.:— τὸ ἐπιβάλλον (sc. μέρος) the portion that falls to one, id=Hdt., NTest.
III.Mid., c. gen., to throw oneself upon, desire eagerly, Il.
2.c. acc. to put upon oneself, Eur.: metaph. to take possession of, take upon oneself, Thuc. Pass. to be put upon, ἐπιβεβλημένοι τοξόται archers with their arrows on the string, Xen.

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