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ἐπικτανεῖν, ‘slay anew.’ In comp. with verbs of killing, “ἐπί” usu.= either ‘in addition’ ( O. C. 1733ἐπενά<*>οιξον”, n.), or ‘over’ a grave, etc., as usu. “<*>πισφάττειν”: but cp. 1288: Laert. Diog. 2. 17§ 135 (Menedemus) “Βίωνος...ἐπιμελῶς κατατρέχοντος τῶν μάντεων νεκροὺς αὐτὸς ἐπισφάττειν ἔλεγε”. Cp. Soph. Ph. 946ἐναίρων νεκρόν”.

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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1288
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    • Diogenes Laertius, Vitae philosophorum, 2.17
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