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σκέπ-η , ,= σκέπας,
A.covering, shelter, protection, Hp.VM16; “ς. ἄκαπνοςId.Acut.65; of clothes, Id.Aër.8; of arms, Plb.6.22.3, etc.; of the flesh as the covering of bones, Ti.Locr.100b; of the hair, “σκέπης χάριν αἱ τρίχεςArist. PA658a18; δεῖσθαι σκέπης ib.20; “ς. δερματικήId.GA719b4; ς. φλοιῶτις,= φλοιός, Lyc. 1422.
II. shelter, protection, τὰ δεόμενα σκέπης the parts of the body needing protection, X.Mem.3.10.9; “σκιὰν καὶ ς. παρέχεινPl. Ti.76d; “ἐν σκέπῃ εἶναιArist.PA689b29; “ς. ἔχεινD.S.5.65.
2. c. gen., ς. πνευμάτων shelter from them, Hp. Aër.3; so “ἐν σκέπῃ τοῦ πολέμουHdt.7.172,215; “τοῦ φόβουId.1.143; “τοῦ κρύουςAel.NA9.57: but ὑποστέλλειν ἑαυτὸν ὑπὸ τὴν Ῥωμαίων ς. under their protection, Plb. 1.16.10; ὄντα αὐτοῦ ὑπὸ σκέπην being under his protection, PTeb.34.12 (ii/i B.C.); ἀντέχεσθαι τῆς σῆς ς. ib.40.9 (ii B.C.); ἔξω ἱεροῦ . . καὶ πάσης ς. Sammelb.5680.19 (iii B.C.), cf. PHib.1.93.5 (iii B.C.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.172
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.143
    • Plato, Timaeus, 76d
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 3.10.9
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.16.10
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.22.3
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 16
    • Hippocrates, De diaeta in morbis acutis, 8
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 5.65
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 9.57
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