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κατ - έχω , fut. καθέξει, aor. 2 κατέσχον, pass. κατέχονται, ipf. κατείχετο, -έχοντο, mid. aor. κατέσχετο, part. κατασχομένη, aor. 2, parallel forms, κατέσχεθον, sync. κα?σχεθε: I. act., hold down, Od. 24.242; hold fast, keep back, Il. 11.702, Od. 15.200; occupy, ‘fill,’ Il. 16.79; fig., of the earth holding down (within its depths) the buried dead, πρὶν καί τινα γαῖα καθέξει, Π 629, Il. 3.243; of the heavens held (obscured) by night, the moon by clouds, Od. 13.269, Od. 9.145.—II. mid., hold down upon or cover oneself or a part of oneself, Il. 3.419, Od. 19.361; stop, tarry, Od. 3.284.
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