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ἀφορμ-άω , Dor. part. dat. ἀφορμίοντι -ιῶντι codd.) Archyt. ap. D.L.3.22:—
A.make to start from a place:—Pass., start, depart,ναῦφινIl.2.794, cf. Od.2.375, 4.748, Sapph.Supp.6.7, etc.: c. gen., from a place, “οἷον ἆρ᾽ ὁδοῦ τέλος Ἄρλους ἀφωρμήθημενS.OC1401; “δόμωνE. Or.844; “ἐκ ΚεγχρειῶνTh.8.10; to a place, “δεῦροAr.Nu.607.
II. intr. in Act. in same sense as Pass., “. χθονόςE.Rh.98; “ἐκ δόμωνId.Tr.939, cf. Th.4.78; “οἴκαδεAeschin.2.40; “εἰς ΛιβύηνPlb.1.39.1; of lightning, to break forth, S.OC1470(lyr.): c. acc. cogn., “τί τήνδ᾽ . . ἀφορμᾷς πεῖραν;Id.Aj.290.
2. feel aversion, opp. ὁρμάω, Arr.Epict. 1.4.14, Epict.p.22D.
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    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 40
    • Euripides, Orestes, 844
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    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 939
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.794
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.375
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    • Sophocles, Ajax, 290
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.10
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.78
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.39.1
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 607
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