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περιτέμνω 1 2 3 4 cut or clip round about, Lat. circumcidere, οἰνὰς περιταμνέμεν to prune them, Hes.; τὴν κεφαλὴν π. κύκλῳ περὶ τὰ ὦτα Hdt.:—Mid., περιτάμνεσθαι βραχίονας to make incisions all round one's arms, id=Hdt.
2.of circumcision, id=Hdt.: and in Mid., περιτάμνονται τὰ αἰδοῖα they practise circumcision, id=Hdt. cut off the extremities, τὰ ὦτα καὶ τὴν ῥῖνα id=Hdt.:—Pass., περιτάμνεσθαι γῆν to be curtailed of certain land, id=Hdt. cut off and hem in all round, cut off, Lat. intercipere; hence in Mid., βοῦς περιταμνόμενος cutting off cattle for oneself, "lifting" cattle, Od.:—Pass. to be cut off, intercepted, Xen.

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