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ἀμφιβαίνω , fut. -βήσομαι, etc.:—
A.go about or around, ἠέλιος μέσον οὐρανὸν ἀμφιβεβήκει sun in his course had reached mid-heaven, Il.8.68.
2. bestride, ἀμφ᾽ ἑνὶ δούρατι βαῖνε he bestrode a beam, Od.5.371, “ἵππον .Call.Del.113; . θηλείαις, of a cock, Babr.5.8: esp.,
3. bestride a fallen friend, so as to protect him, “ἀμφὶ κασιγνήτῳ βεβαώςIl. 14.477: hence,
b. of tutelary deities, guard, protect, Χρύσην ἀμφιβέβηκας ib.1.37; “δαίμονες ἀμφιβάντες πόλινA.Th.175:—so, of a wild beast, guard its young, Opp.C.3.218; or its prey, X Cyn.10.13.
2. metaph., “τόδε μοι θράσος ἀμφιβαίνειE.Supp.609; ἀμφιβᾶσα φλὸξ οἴνου, metaph. from flame spreading round a vessel on the fire, Alc.758.
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