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δια-κόπτω ,
A.cut in two, cut through,διὰ δέρην ἔκοψε μέσσηνAnacr.80, cf. Th.2.4, X.An.7.1.17, etc.; χῶμα Wilcken Chr.11 B6 (ii B.C.); “ἰσθμόνStr.1.3.18; gash,σκέλοςMen.Georg.48:—Pass., receive a gash, Hp.Aph.6.18, al., Plb.2.30.7; so διακέκοπται of base coin which had a hole drilled in it, Suid.
2. break through the enemy's line, “δ. τάξινX.An.1.8.10; “τὴν φάλαγγαPlu.Pyrrh.7; τεῖχος Aen. Tact.32.7: abs., break through the enemy's line, X.HG7.5.23, etc.; “διακεκοφότας πρὸς τὰς εἰσόδουςId.Cyr.3.3.66; so, of a weapon, “δ. ἄχρι τοῦ διελθεῖνLuc.Nigr.37: metaph. of a remedy, have decisive effect, SIG1170.16 (Epid.).
3. break off, interrupt,τὴν περίοδονArist.Rh.1409b9 (Pass.); “δ. τὰς διαλύσειςPlb.1.69.5; “συνθήκαςId.18.42.3; ἑορτήν, ῥῆσιν, Luc.Lex.11, Dom.14; “ὕπνονAel.NA3.37:— Pass., of the pulse, Gal.8.459; also, to be checked,τὰ πρὸς ἑταίρας δ. σωφρονισμοῖςPlu.2.712c; διακέκομμαι τὸ στόμα I am struck dumb, Men.Sam.334.
4. refute, in Pass., Phld.Sign.11.
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    • Strabo, Geography, 1.3.18
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.4
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.8.10
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 7.1.17
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.66
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.5.23
    • Polybius, Histories, 18.42.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.69.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.30.7
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 6.18
    • Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 7
    • Lucian, De Domo, 14
    • Lucian, Lexiphanes, 11
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 3.37
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