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διαλαμβάνω , fut. -λήψομαι: aor. διέλα^βον: pf. διείληφα: pf. Pass. διείλημμαι, also
A.διαλέλημμαιAr.Ec.1090, Ion. “-λέλαμμαιHdt.4.68:— take or receive severally, i.e. each his own share,ἵνα διαλαμβάνοιεν ἕκαστοι τὰ ἄξιαX.Cyr.7.3.1, cf. An.5.3.4; “δ. οἰκίαςLys.12.8.
II. grasp or lay hold of separately,διαλαβόντες . . τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τοὺς πόδαςHdt.4.94: hence, seize, arrest,τινάId.1.114, Pl.R.615e; “διαλελαμμένος ἄγεταιHdt.4.68, cf. Ar.Ec.1090 (v. Sch. ad loc.).
2. in wrestling, grasp round the waist, seize by the middle, διαλαβὼν ἀγκυρίσας cj. Casaub. in Ar.Eq.262; “διαλαμβάνων τοὺς νεανίσκους ἐτραχήλιζενPlu.Ant.33; in full, “μέσον δ. τινάAch.Tat.3.13; also, tie up,σπάρτῳPHolm.12.13: metaph. of the soul, “διειλημμένη ὑπὸ τοῦ σωματοειδοῦςPl.Phd.81c.
4. metaph., embrace, ὡς ἐπὶ τὸ πᾶν δ. comprehend in a general statement, Thphr. HP8.1.6.
III. divide,τὸν ποταμὸν ἐς τριηκοσίας διώρυχας δ.Hdt.1.190, cf. 202, 5.52; “τριχῆ δώδεκα μέρη δ.divide 12 parts into 3 (i.e. of 4 each), Pl.Lg.763c; ἵνα χωρὶς ἡμᾶς διαλάβῃ, of a person taking his seat between two others, Id.Smp.222e; δ. εἰς δύο πάντας divide them into two parties, Arist.Pol.1296a11; δ. τὸν δῆμον, τοὺς ἀπόρους, ib.1272b11, 1320b8; “τὴν σύμπασαν ἀρχὴν κατὰ ἔθνηId.Mu.398a29:—Pass., ποταμὸς διαλελαμμένος πενταχοῦ divided into five channels, Hdt.3.117; of troops, Aen.Tact.10.25; θώρακες διειλημμένοι τὸ βάρος ὑπὸ τῶν ὤμων, στήθους κτλ. coat-armour having its weight distributed so as to be borne by . ., X.Mem.3.10.13.
2. mark at intervals, στήλαις δ. τοὺς ὅρους Decr. ap. D.18.154; τὰ τείχη δ. φυλακτηρίοις καὶ πύργοις provide them at intervals with . ., Arist.Pol. 1331a20(Pass.), cf. OGI701.13(Egypt): of Time, “τὰ τῶν ὡρῶν ἐνιαυτοῖς διειλημμέναPl.Lg.886a.
b. make a pause,δ. λέγονταId.Prt.346e: abs., “διαλαβώνat intervals, Hp.Mul.1.68.
c. give relief, make a break, Arist.Pr.880b22.
b. in pf. part. Pass., “διειλημμένοςdistinct, Phld.D.1.24; κατ᾽ οὐ δ. δόξας ibid.; cf. διειλημμένως.
6. divide or distinguish in thought, “ταῦτα δ. τοῖς διανοήμασιPl.Lg.777a; δ. δίχα [αὐτοὺς] τῷ παίζειν καὶ μή ib.935d, cf. E.El.373; διὰ τῶν ἔργων δ. τὴν πίστιν draw distinctive arguments from facts, dub. l. in Arist.Pol.1323a40; “περί τινοςId.PA665a31, PAmh.2.35.44 (ii B.C.): “ὑπέρ τινοςPlb. 2.42.7; “δ. τί δεῖ ποιεῖνId.4.25.1, cf. PRyl.68.23 (i B.C.): hence, determine, define,τὸν καιρόνPlb.15.5.2: c. inf., Id.30.9.2; grasp, apprehend, Epicur.Ep.1p.5U., al.; perceive, ὅτι . . Phld.Sign.29; give a judicial decision, BGU195.36 (ii A.D.), 15 i 16 (ii A.D.): in later Prose, simply, think, believe, J.AJ2.16.5, Anon.Lond.24.32, etc.
7. state distinctly, Philipp. ap. D.12.23; “περί τινοςA.D.Synt. 22.8, etc.:—Med., ib.162.27.
8. to be pre-eminent throughout,ἀρεταῖς πᾶσαν τὴν ὑφ᾽ ἡλίῳOGI520.5 (Iasus).
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