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I.intr. to beat, knock, Lat. palpito, θυμὸς ἐνὶ στήθεσσι πάτασσεν Il.; κραδίη στέρνοισι πατάσσει (as Shaksp., "my heart knocks at my ribs") id=Il. πλήσσω, to strike, smite, π. τινὰ δορί Eur.; absol., Soph., etc.; of a deadly blow, ἐὰν λίθος σίδηρος πατάξηι Dem.
2.πατάξαι θύραν to knock at the door, Ar.

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