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παπταίνειν, from meaning ‘to glance timidly’ around, passes into the sense of looking about anxiously for someone or something ( Il. 17. 115παπταίνων Αἴαντα”), and so comes to denote restless search, as in Pind. O. 1. 114μηκέτι πάπταινε πόρσιον”, Pind. P. 3. 22παπταίνει τὰ πόρσω”. Here, the notion of moving forward in a wary quest is assisted by εἴσω.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 17.115
    • Pindar, Olympian, 1
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