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ἐπιγράφω 1 mark the surface, just pierce, graze, ὀϊστὸς ἐπέγραψε χρόα Il. mark, put a mark on the lot, id=Il.—In Hom. the word has not any notion of writing. write upon, inscribe, Hdt.:—Pass., of the inscription, to be inscribed upon, id=Hdt.; also, ἐπεγράφου τὴν Γοργόνα hadst the Gorgon painted on thy shield, Ar. attic law phrases: set down the penalty or damages in the title of an indictment, id=Ar.; τὰ ἐπιγεγραμμένα the damages claimed, Dem.:—so in Mid., Aeschin. register, Oratt.:—Mid. to have one's name registered, Thuc.; also, ἐπεγράψαντο πολίτας had them registered as citizens, id=Thuc.
3.προστάτην ἐπιγράψασθαι to choose a patron, and have his name entered in the public register, as all μέτοικοι at Athens were obliged to do, Ar.;—so, ἐπιγράψασθαί τινα κύριον Dem.
IV.ἐπιγράψαι ἑαυτὸν ἐπί τι to lend one's name to a thing, to endorse it, Aeschin.;—so in Pass. and Mid., to inscribe one's name on, id=Aeschin.
V.Mid. to assume a name, Plut.

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