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κροτέω κρότος make to rattle, of horses, ὄχεα κροτέοντες rattling them along, Il. knock, strike, smite, Hdt., Eur.; κροτεῖν τὰς χεῖρας or τὼ χεῖρε to clap the hands, Hdt., Xen.: absol. to clap, applaud, Xen., etc.
2.of a smith, to hammer or weld together, Plat.:—Pass. to be wrought by the hammer; metaph., ἐξ ἀπάτας κεκροταμένος one mass of trickery, Theocr.
III.intr. to make a rattling noise, Arist., Luc.

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