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δράσσομαι , Att. δράττομαι , Hdt.3.13; impf.
A.ἐδραττόμηνAr.Ra. 545: fut. “δράξομαιAPl.4.275.10 (Posidipp.), LXXNu.5.26: aor. “ἐδραξάμηνPl.Ly.209e, etc.: pf. δέδραγμαι, 2 pers. “δέδραξαιE.Tr.750, part. “δεδραγμένοςIl.13.393:—the Act., δράσσω only in Poll.3.155, EM285.43, prob. in PLond.3.1170v113 (iii A. D.), cf. δράξαι: κρατῆσαι, Hsch.: (cf. δράξ, δράγμα, δραχμή):—grasp with the hand, c. gen. rei, κόνιος δεδραγμένος αἱματοέσσης clutching handfuls of gory dust, Il. l. c.: metaph., “ἐλπίδος δεδραγμένοςS.Ant.235 (vv. ll. πεπρ-, πεφρ-), cf. Plb.36.15.7; δραξάμενοι τῶν ἁλῶν taking a handful of salt, Pl. l. c., etc.
2. lay hold of,τί μου δέδραξαι χερσί;E.Tr.750; δραξάμενος φάρυγος having seized [them] by the throat, Theoc.24.28, cf. 25.145, POxy.1298.10 (iv A. D.): metaph., “δράξασθαι καιροῦD.S.12.67; μείζονος οἴκου (i.e. by marriage), Call.Epigr.1.14; “μεγάλης ἀπήνηςAP 11.238 (Demod.); “τᾶς κραδίαςTheoc.30.9; [ὧν χρ]ὴ δράξασθαι τὸ στόμα sounds the mouth has to grip, i.e. make, dub. in Phld.Po. 2.41.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 545
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 12.67
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 750
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.13
    • New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 3.20
    • Plato, Lysis, 209e
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 235
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.393
    • Polybius, Histories, 36.15.7
    • Old Testament, Numbers, 5.26
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