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σφηκόω 1 2 σφήξ make like a wasp, i. e. to pinch in at the waist: generally, to bind tightly, Anth.
II.Pass., πλοχμοί, οἳ χρυσῷ τε καὶ ἀργύρῳ ἐσφήκωντο (3rd pl. plup.) braids of hair, which were bound tightly with gold and silver, Il.

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