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περιστέλλω 1 2 dress, clothe, wrap up, Pind., Plut.; ἔπηξα δ᾽ αὐτὸν εὖ περιστείλας I planted the sword having wrapt it well with earth, i. e. planted it firmly, Soph. dress or lay out a corpse, Lat. componere, Od., Hdt., attic: simply, to bury, Plat.
II.metaph. to wrap up, cloak, cover, τἄδικ᾽ εὖ π. Eur.:—Mid., τὰ σὰ περιστέλλου κακά id=Eur. take care of, protect, defend, Hdt., Soph.; π. τοὺς νόμους to maintain the laws, Hdt.; τὰ πάτρια Dem.; π. ἀοιδάν to uphold minstrelsy, Pind.

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