I.Causal, to make to cease:
of persons, to bring to an end, check, make an end of
(by death), Hom.
, etc.:—Pass. and Mid. to take one's rest, rest, cease, have done
:—also of things, to make an end of, stop, abate
, etc.; π. τόξον to let
one's bow rest
; π. τὸν νόμον to annul
; π. τυραννίδα to put
c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, to make to rest, stop, hinder, keep back from
a thing, π. Ἕκτορα μάχης
, etc., Hom.
, etc.: —π. τινὰ τῆς βασιλείας to depose
being king, Hdt.
, etc.:—Pass. and Mid. to leave off from, rest
or cease from
, πολέμου Hom.
, etc.; τῆς μάχης Hdt.
, etc.; ἐκ τρόχων πεπαυμένοι at rest
from play, Eur.
c. part. praes. to stop
a person from doing
, π. τινὰ ἀριστεύοντα to stop
him from being
, attic:—Pass. and Mid. to leave off doing
, ἄνεμος μὲν ἐπαύσατο θύων left off
; the partic. omitted, αἷμα ἐπαύσατο
the blood stopt [flowing]