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κόπτω from Root ΚΟΠ strike, smite, knock down, Od.; κόψε μιν παρήιον smote him on the cheek Il. cut off, chop off, Hom., etc.; κ. δένδρα to fell trees, Thuc., etc.; κ. τὴν χώραν to cut down the trees in it, to lay it waste, Xen.:—Pass., of ships, to be shattered or disabled by the enemy, Thuc.:—metaph., φρενῶν κεκομμένος stricken in mind, Aesch. hammer, forge, Hom.: to stamp metal, coin money, Hdt.:— Mid. to coin oneself money, order to be coined, id=Hdt.: Pass., of the money, to be stamped or coined, Ar. knock at the door, Lat. pulsare, id=Ar., etc. cut small, chop up or pound in a mortar, Hdt.
6.of a horse, to jolt or shake his rider, Xen.
7.metaph. to tire out, weary, Dem.
II.Mid. κόπτομαι, to beat one's breast through grief, Lat. plangere, Il., Hdt., Plat.
2.κόπτεσθαί τινα to mourn for any one, Lat. plangere aliquem, Eur., etc.

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