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ἐπιμαίομαι 1 2

Dep. strive after, seek to obtain, aim at, c. gen., σκοπέλου ἐπιμαίεο make for (i. e. steer for) the rock, Od.; metaph., ἐπιμαίεο νόστου strive after a return, id=Od.
II.c. acc. to lay hold of, grasp, ἐπεμαίετο κώπην he clutched his sword-hilt, id=Od.; χείρ᾽ (i. e. χειρὶ) ἐπιμασσάμενος having clutched [the sword] with my hand, id=Od. handle, feel, id=Od.; ἕλκος ἰητὴρ ἐπιμάσσεται will probe the wound, Il.

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