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to catch, lay hold of, seize, τινά Hom., etc.: c. gen. partis, μ. τινὰ ποδός to catch one by the foot, Soph., Il.; ποσὶ μ. τινά to overtake, catch a fugitive, Il.: but, χθόνα μάρπτε ποδοῖιν reached ground with his feet, id=Il.: metaph., τὸν ὕπνος ἔμαρψε him sleep overtook, id=Il.; γῆρας ἔμαρψε old age got hold of him, Od.; εἴ σε μάρψει ψῆφος if the votes shall convict thee, Aesch.; ἄσκοποι πλάκες ἔμαρψαν the unseen land engulphed him, Soph.

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