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κατα-κόπτω ,
A.cut down, fell, of trees, in Pass., Thphr.HP3.15.1, CP2.15.4, etc.
2. cut in pieces, cut up, Hdt.1.48,73, 2.42, Ar.Av.1688 (Pass.), etc.; “κρέαPl.Euthd.301c; κατακοπείς cut in pieces, Hdt.8.92.
3. cut down, massacre, butcher, Id.6.75, Th.7.29:—Pass., “ὥσπερ βόες κατεκόπησανPhld.Rh.1.235S.
4. in a military sense, cut in pieces, 'cut up', “τὴν μόρανD.13.22:—Pass., “κατακοπῆναιX.An.1.2.25; κατακεκόψεσθαι ib.1.5.16.
5.κ. πληγαῖς τιναPLips.37.20 (iv A.D.), etc.
6. generally, break in pieces, destroy, “στεφάνουςD. 22.70; “κέραμονPlb.5.25.3; ἔρια ὑπὸ τῶν σέων κατακοπτόμενα fretted in pieces, Ar.Lys.730, cf. Luc.Ind.1: metaph., “κ. τὴν ἀρχήνPlu. Demetr.30; “κατακέκοπταί οἱ τὸ τῆς ψυχῆς γαῦρονId.2.762f; κατεκόπημεν ἄν we should have been made mince-meat of, Pl.Com.35.
7. weary, bore, Anaxipp.1.23, Men.Sam.70,77.
8. Rhet., λέξις -κεκομμένη 'staccato', jerky composition, Demetr.Eloc.4.
9. in Med., μαστοὺς κατεκόψατο, in vehement grief, Epigr.Gr.316 (Smyrna).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1688
    • Demosthenes, On Organization, 22
    • Demosthenes, Against Androtion, 70
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 16.56
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.75
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.48
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.42
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.96
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.92
    • Plato, Euthydemus, 301c
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.2.25
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.5.16
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.5.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.25.3
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 730
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.29
    • Plutarch, Demetrius, 30
    • Lucian, Adversus indoctum et libros multos ementem, 1
    • Demetrius of Phaleron (attributed author), Libro de Elocutione, 4
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