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I.Causal, to make to cease:
1.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, Il.:—also of things, to make an end of, stop, abate, id=Il., etc.; π. τόξον to let one's bow rest, Od.; π. τὸν νόμον to annul it, Eur.; π. τυραννίδα to put it down, Dem.
2.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 one from 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.
3.rarely c. gen. rei only, αἴ κέ ποθι Ζεὺς παύσηι ὀϊζύος oh that Zeus would make an end of woe! Od.; φάρμαχ᾽, κεν παύσηισι ὀδυνάων Il.
4.c. part. praes. to stop a person from doing or being, π. τινὰ ἀριστεύοντα to stop him from being first, id=Il., attic:—Pass. and Mid. to leave off doing or being, ἄνεμος μὲν ἐπαύσατο θύων left off blowing, Od.; the partic. omitted, αἷμα ἐπαύσατο the blood stopt [flowing], Il., etc.
II.intr. in imperat., παῦε cease, leave off, Soph., Ar.; so, παῦε, παῦε τοῦ λόγου Ar.

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