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ἁφή , , (ἅπτω), kindling, περὶ λύχνων ἁφάς about lamp-lighting time, Hdt.7.215, cf.PTeb.88.12 (ii B. C.), D.H.11.33, D.S.19.31, Ath.12.526c.
3. touch of the harp-strings, metaph., “ἐμμελοῦς ἁφῆς καὶ κρούσεωςPlu.Per.15; “οὐχὶ συμφώνους ἁφάςDamox. 2.42.
5. sand sprinkled over wrestlers, to enable them to get a grip of one another, Arr.Epict.3.15.4; “ἁφῇ πηλώσασθαιIG4.955 (Epid., ii A. D.).
6. Math., contact of surfaces, etc., Arist.Ph.227a17, Metaph.1014b22, al.; point of contact, Euc.Phaen.p.16M., al.; of intersection, Papp. 988.9, cf. Alex.Aphr. in Top.24.16.
7. in pl., stripes, strokes, LXX 2 Ki.7.14, al.
8. infection, esp. of leprosy, ib.Le.13.6, al.: generally, plague, Aq.Ge.12.17, Aq., Sm.Ex.11.1.
III. junction, point of contact in the body, Arist.GC326b12, 327a12; ligament, Ep. Eph.4.16, Ep.Col.2.19.
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 850
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1118b.1
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.215
    • New Testament, Colossians, 2.19
    • Old Testament, Leviticus, 13.6
    • Plato, Republic, 523e
    • Old Testament, 2 Samuel, 7.14
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 15
    • Plutarch, Antonius, 27
    • Lucian, De saltatione, 70
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.31
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 11.33
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Lysia, 13
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Demosthene, 18
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