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ἀπότομ-ος , ον,
A.cut off,στροφέων . μῆκος πήχεων πέντεIG11(2).287 A49 (Delos, iii B.C.); esp. sheer, precipitous,.ἐστι ταύτῃ ἀκρόπολιςHdt.1.84, cf. 4.62; “. ἐκ θαλάττηςPl.Criti. 118a; “τὰ .precipices, Philostr.VA3.4; ἀπότομον ὤρουσεν εἰς ἀνάγκαν, metaph. from one who comes suddenly to the edge of a cliff, S.OT877 (lyr.). Adv. “-μως, ἔχεινPhilostr.VA2.5.
2. metaph., severe, relentless,λῆμαE.Alc.981 (lyr.); “κρίσιςLXX Wi.6.6. Adv. -ως ib.5.22, Plb.18.11.2, Plu.Crass.3, etc.; brusquely, prob. l. in Cic.Att.10.11.5.
b. of persons, severe, Ph.2.268.
c. of gladiatorial combats, a fight to a finish,ἑνόζυγον ἀπότομονIGRom. 4.1632; ἀπότομα alone, “μουσεῖον καὶ Βιβλ.1876/8 No.153; “μονομαχιῶν τρεῖς ἡμέρας ἀποτόμονςInscr.Magn. 163.10, cf. IGRom.3.360.9 (Sagalassus), CIG2880 (Branchidae).
4. c. gen., οἱ καθηγητῶν οὕτως ἀπότομοι γενηθέντες offshoots of our founders, Phld.Lib.p.22 O.
II. absolute: Adv. -μως absolutely,οὐδὲν τῶν τοιούτων ἐστὶν . οὔτε κακὸν οὔτ᾽ ἀγαθόνIsoc.6.50, cf. D.61.4; “. ἀληθήςPhld.Mus.p.98 K.; precisely, in the strictest sense,τοῖς ὀνόμασι χρῆσθαιIsoc.9.10.
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