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to waste away, decay, perish, Hdt., Trag.; κ. νόσῳ, γήρᾳ Soph., Eur.
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I.Causal in fut. κατα-φθίσω [ι_], aor1 κατ-έφθι^σα, to ruin, destroy, Od., Aesch.
II.Pass., epic aor2 κατ-εφθίμην [ι^], inf. καταφθίσθαι; poet. καπ-φθίμενος:— to be ruined, to waste away, perish, ἤϊα πάντα κατέφθιτο the provisions were all consumed, Od.; ὡς καὶ σὺ καταφθίσθαι ὤφελες oh that thou hadst perished, id=Od.; σεῖο καταφθιμένοιο if thou wert dead, Il.; ἐκεῖ κατέφθιτο there he died, Aesch.; φέγγος ἡλίου κατέφθιτο the sun's light was gone, id=Aesch.

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