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πελάζω πέλας

A.intr. to approach, come near, draw near or nigh, c. dat., πέλασεν νήεσσι Il.; τούτοις σὺ μὴ π. Aesch., etc.
2.rarely c. gen., πελάσαι νεῶν to come near the ships, Soph.; πελάζειν σῆς πάτρας id=Soph.
3.with a prep., π. πρὸς τοῖχον Hes.; εἰς ὄψιν τινός Eur.; c. acc. loci, δῶμα πελάζειν id=Eur.; οὐκέτι πελᾶτε will no more approach me, Soph.
4.absol., Xen.
B.Causal, to bring near or to, make to approach, Κρήτηι ἐπέλασσεν (sc. τὰς νέας) Od.; νευρὴν μαζῶι πέλασεν brought the string up to his breast, in drawing a bow, id=Od.; ἐπέλασσα θαλάσσηι στῆθος, in swimming, id=Od.; πέλασε χθονί brought them to earth, Il.; π. τινὰ δεσμοῖς Aesch.:—metaph., π. τινὰ ὀδύνηισι to bring him into pain, Il.; ἔπος ἐρέω, ἀδάμαντι πελάσσας having made it firm as adamant, Orac. ap. Hdt. Pass., like the intr. Act. to come nigh, approach, etc., c. dat., Il.; πλῆτο χθονί he came near (i. e. sank to) earth, id=Il.
2.rarely c. gen., Soph.
3.foll. by a prep., πελασθῆναι ἐπὶ τὸν θεόν id=Soph. approach or wed, of a woman, Aesch.

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