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πέτομαι , aor. ἔπτατο, subj. πτῆται, part. πταμένη: fly, of birds and insects; then often fig., of gods and men running, horses, missiles, snow and hail, Il. 5.99, Il. 15.170; the oars ‘fly’ from the hands of the rowers as they drop them, Od. 12.203; at death the life ‘flies’ from the body, Il. 23.880, Il. 16.469.
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