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ἐνάρχομαι , fut. -ξομαι prob. in E. (v. infr.):—in sacrifices,
A.begin the offering, by taking the barley from the basket, “κανᾶ δ᾽ ἐναρχέσθω τιςE.IA1470, cf. Men.Sam.7; “προχύτας Χέρνιβάς τ᾽ ἐνάρξεταιE.IA 955: pf. in pass. sense, “κανοῦν δ᾽ ἐνῆρκταιId.El.1142; “ἐνῆρκται τὰ κανᾶAeschin.3.120.
2. generally, begin, Sammelb.4369(b).23 (iii B.C.), etc.; “τῆς θερείας ἐναρχομένηςPlb.5.30.7: c. inf., πολεμεῖν ib.1.5; “γενειᾶνD.H.6.13: . τινός make a beginning of, “τῆς ἐπιβολῆςPlb.5.1.3; “τοῦ λόγουPlu.Cic.35; ὁμιλιῶν engage in, Ath.Med. ap.; ἐνῆρκται folld. by a quotation, Apollon.Cit.1: abs., begin to speak, Plu.Cam.32.
II. later, in Act., hold office, IG12(5).526.5 (Ceos).
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