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περάω1 πέρα drive right through, λευκοὺς ἐπέρησεν ὀδόντας Il.
2.commonly, to pass across or through a space, to pass over, pass, cross, traverse, περᾶν θάλασσαν, πόντον Od.; πύλας πέρησεν passed through the gates, Il.; τάφρος ἀργαλέη περάαν hard to pass, id=Il.; τὰς φυλακὰς π. to pass the guards, Hdt.:—metaph., κίνδυνον π. to pass through, i. e. overcome, a danger, Aesch.; π. ὅρκον, prob. to go through the words of the oath, Lat. jusjurandum peragere, id=Aesch.
3.rarely of Time, to pass through, complete, τοῦ βίου τέρμα Soph.; τὴν τελευταίαν ἡμέραν Eur.
II.intr. to penetrate or pierce right through, of a weapon, Il.; of rain, Od.: to extend to a place, Xen. pass across, to pass, δι᾽ Ὠκεανοῖο Od.; ἐπὶ πόντον Il.; διὰ Κυανέας ἀκτάς through the Symplegades, Eur. pass to or from a place, εἰς Ἀΐδαο Theogn.; ἔξω δωμάτων Soph.:—c. acc. loci, π. Δελφούς Eur.
4.rarely of Time, διὰ γήρως π. Xen.; εὐδαίμων π. to live happy, Orac. ap. Xen. pass all bounds, to go too far, Soph.; so, π. ὀργῆς to pass all bounds in anger (or to cease from anger), id=Soph.
6.with instrument of motion in acc., π. πόδα, ἴχνος Eur.

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