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πλήσσω πέπηγα is used as pass. in late writers the Root is ΠΛΑΓ, or ΠΛΗΓ strike, smite, Hom.; of a direct blow, as opp. to βάλλω, Hom., etc.:—c. acc. dupl. pers. et partis, τὸν πλῆξε αὐχένα struck him on the neck, Il.; πὺξ πεπληγέμεν, of boxers, id=Il.:—c. acc. cogn., πλῆξ᾽ αὐτοσχεδίην (sc. πληγήν) id=Il.; πεπληγὼς πληγῆισιν having driven him with blows, id=Il.; πέπληγον χορὸν ποσίν, like Lat. terram pede pulsare, Od.; ἵππους ἐς πόλεμον πεπληγέμεν to whip on the horses to the fray, Il.; of Zeus, to strike with lightning, Hes.:—Mid., μηρὼ πληξάμενος having smitten his thighs, Il.; πλήξασθαι τὴν κεφαλήν, in sign of grief, Hdt.:—Pass. to be struck, stricken, smitten, Hom., Trag.
2.with acc. of the thing set in motion, κονίσαλον ἐς οὐρανὸν ἐπέπληγον πόδες ἵππων struck the dust up to heaven, Il.
3.Pass. to receive a heavy blow, to be beaten, Hdt., Thuc.:— to be stricken by misfortune, Hdt.; στρατὸν τοσοῦτον πέπληγμαι, i. e. I have lost it by this blow, Aesch.
II.metaph. of violent emotions, to strike one from one's senses, amaze, confound, Hom.:—Pass., συμφορῆι πέπληγμαι Hdt., etc.; δώροισι πληγείς moved by bribes, id=Hdt.

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