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ἀπομάσσω , Att. ἀπομαρτυ?́ρ-ττω ,
A.wipe off,δάκρυα χλαμύδιPlb.15.26.3, cf. Plu.Rom.21:—Med., wipe off oneself,ὕδατος ἄχνηνCall.Del.14; “τὸν κονιορτόν τισιEv.Luc.10.11; wipe, τι POxy.1381.133: abs., dry oneself, Jul.Or.6.203b.
2. wipe clean, esp. in magical ceremonies, “ἀπομάττων [αὐτοὺς] τῷ πηλῷ καὶ τοῖς πιτύροιςD.18.259, cf. Luc.Nec.7, Hsch. s. vv. μαγίδες, μαγμόν: —Med., wipe for oneself, Ἀχιλλείων ἀπομάττει you wipe your hands on the finest bread, Ar.Eq.819; “χεῖρας χειρομάκτρῳ .Ath.9.410b: abs., wipe one's mouth, Eratosth.30; of a serpent, . τὸν ἰόν get rid of its poison, Arist.Fr.372.
II. wipe off or level corn in a measure with a strickle: hence χοίνικα . give scant measure, Luc.Nav.25; κενεὰν ἀπομάξαι (sc. χοίνικα) level an empty measure, i.e. labour in vain, Theoc.15.95.
III. take an impression of,ἔν τισι τῶν μαλακῶν σχήματα .Pl.Ti.50e:—Med., model, as a sculptor, Philostr.VA6.19,APl.4.120 (Arch. or Asclep.): metaph., take impressions,ὅθεν ἡμὴ φρὴν ἀπομαξαμένηAr.Ra.1040; “τὰς ἰδέαςGal.18(2).655; . παρ᾽ ἀλλήλων one from another, Arist. EN1172a12: generally, copy, imitate, D.H.Vett.Cens.3.2; “ἤθεα . τεκούσηςNonn.D.46.18, cf. 48.229: c. gen., model oneself upon, Call. Epigr.27.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 1040
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 819
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 259
    • New Testament, Luke, 10.11
    • Plato, Timaeus, 50e
    • Callimachus, Epigrams, 27
    • Polybius, Histories, 15.26.3
    • Plutarch, Romulus, 21
    • Lucian, Necyomantia, 7
    • Lucian, Navigium, 25
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 3.2
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 6.19
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