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σκήπτω prop, stay one thing against or upon another: Pass. and Mid. to lean upon a staff, Hom.: metaph. to lean upon a person or thing, Dem.
2.c. acc. rei, to put forward by way of support, allege in excuse, Eur.:—in Mid. to allege on one's own behalf, Hdt., Thuc.; c. inf. to pretend to be, Ar., Dem. hurl, dart, Aesch.; metaph., σκ. ἀλάστορα εἴς τινα Eur.
2.intr. to fall heavily, Aesch., Soph.

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