(the sigma being lost):—to make to fall, throw down, overthrow
, properly by tripping up, to trip up in wrestling
, etc.; σφ. ναῦς to throw
her on her beam-ends
; ἵππος σφ. τὸν ἀναβάτην throws
:—Pass. to be tripped up
; of a drunken man, σφαλλόμενος reeling, staggering
generally, to cause to fall, overthrow, defeat
:—Pass. to be overthrown, to fall, fail, be undone, become helpless
, attic; τόδ᾽ ἐσφάλη
this mishap took place
; οὔ τι μὴ σφαλῶ γ᾽ ἐν σοί I shall
in thy business, id=Soph.
III.to baffle, foil, balk, disappoint, Hdt., Soph.:—Pass. to err, go wrong, be mistaken, Hdt., Soph.