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Κομπ-έω , (κόμπος)
2. c. acc., κ. χύτραν ring a pot to see if it be sound, D.L.6.30 (restored from Eust.896.61 for σκοποῦμεν), cf. 2.78.
II. metaph., boast, brag, τί κομπέω παρὰ καιρόν; Pi.P.10.4; “κ. ἄλλωςHdt.5.41; “ὡς σὺ κομπεῖςE.Or.571: c. acc. cogn., κ. μῦθον speak a boastful speech, S.Aj.770; ὑψήλ᾽ ἐκόμπεις ib. 1230.
2. c. acc., boast of, “κ. γάμουςA.Pr.947:—Pass., ὁπλῖται, ὅσοιπερ κομποῦνται are boasted of, Th.6.17, cf. Phld.Rh.2.33 S.
3. c. acc. et inf., boast that . . , E.El.815; κ. ὅπως . . boast how . . , S.OC 1149.—Like κομπάζω, rare in Prose.
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