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ἀποκάμνειν, "to cease from labouring," can take an acc. of the labour avoided: hence πάνθ᾽ in 1773 need not be merely acc. of respect. Xen. Hellen. 7.5.19πόνον...μηδένα ἀποκάμνειν”, "to flinch from no toil." Also with inf., Plat. Crito 45Bμὴ ἀποκάμῃς σαυτὸν σῶσαι”, "do not abandon the effort to save yourself." So ἐκκάμνω, Thuc. 2.51τὰς ὀλοφύρσεις τῶν ἀπογιγνομένων...ἐξέκαμον”, "were worn out by the lamentations of the dying." For the form of the sentence cp. Plat. Rep. 445Bἐπειδὴ ἐνταῦθα ἐληλύθαμεν, ὅσον οἷόν τε σαφέστατα κατιδεῖν ὅτι ταῦτα οὕτως ἔχει, οὐ χρὴ ἀποκάμνειν”. For this force of ἀπό cp. ἀπαλγέω, ἀπανθέω, ἀποζέω, ἀποκηδεύω, ἀπολοφύρομαι.

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    • Plato, Republic, 445b
    • Plato, Crito, 45b
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1773
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.5.19
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.51
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