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καθάπτω 1 2 fasten, fix or put upon, τί τινι Soph.; so, κ. τι ἀμφί τινι Eur.; ἐπί τι Xen.:—Pass., βρόχῳ καθημμένος (perf. part.) fastened with a halter, i. e. hung, Soph. dress, clothe, in Mid., σκευῇ σῶμ᾽ ἐμὸν καθάψομαι Eur.
3.intr. in sense of Mid. (II), to lay hold of, τινός NTest.
II.Mid., καθάπτεσθαί τινα ἐπέεσσι, in good or bad sense, as, σὺ τόν γ᾽ ἐπέεσσι καθάπτεσθαι μαλακοῖσι or μειλιχίοις do thou accost or address him with gentle words, Hom.; or, ἀντιβίοις ἐπέεσσι καθαπτόμενος assailing or attacking . . , Od.: also without qualifying words, to accost or assail, γέροντα καθαπτόμενος προσέειπεν id=Od.
2.c. gen. to assail, attack, upbraid, Hdt., attic;—also, like Lat. antestari, θεῶν καταπτόμενος appealing to them, Hdt. lay hold of, τυραννίδος Solon.; βρέφεος Theocr.

1 ionic κατ

2 fut. ψω

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