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ἅπτω , aor. part. ἅψα_ς, mid. ipf. ἥπτετο, fut. ἅψεται, aor. ἥψατο (ἅψατο), inf. ἅψασθαι, part. ἁψάμενος, aor. pass. (according to some), ἑάφθη (q. v.): I. act., attach, fasten, Od. 21.408, of putting a string to a lyre.—II. mid., fasten for oneself, cling to, take hold of (τινός); ἁψαμένη βρόχον αἰπὺν ἀφ᾽ ὑψηλοῖο μελάθρου, in order to hang herself, Od. 11.278 ; ὡς δ᾽ ο<*>´τε τίς τε κυὼν συὸς ἀγρίου ἠὲ λέοντος | ἅψηται κατόπισθε, ‘fastens on’ to him from the rear, Il. 8.339 ; ἅψασθαι γούνων, κεφαλῆς, νηῶν, etc.; βρώμης δ᾽ οὐχ ἅπτεαι οὐδὲ ποτῆτος, ‘touch,’ Od. 10.379.
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