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ἐπα^φ-ή , , (ἐπαφάω)
A.touch, touching, handling, A.Supp.17, Pl. Ti. 46b, al.; “σφυγμοῦMarcellin.Puls.114, al.; . μωσικὰ [τῆς λύρας] Euryph. ap. Stob.4.39.27: pl., “ἐπαφαὶ χειρῶνPlu.2.2d.
2. severe handling, punishment, . καὶ νουθεσία ib.46d; esp. of Pythagorean treatment, Iamb.VP15.64 (pl.), 25.114.
3. touch, contact,ἡδεῖα .IGRom.4.503.11 (Pergam.).
b. metaph., of apprehension, Epicur.Fr.250; “ τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ ει^τε γνῶσις εἴτε .Plot.6.7.36, cf. Iamb. Comm.Math.8; “τοῦ μέλλοντοςId.Myst.3.26.
4. Geom., point of contact, Euc. Phaen. p.68 M., Procl. Hyp.2.7; περὶ ἐπαφῶν, on the theory of tangents, title of work by Apollonius of Perga, Papp.636.21, al.
II. the sense of touch, Pl.Tht.186b.
III. in phrases such as “ἐκτὸς ἱερᾶς νόσου καὶ .PLips.4.20 (iii A.D.), “πλὴν . καὶ . ν.POxy.94.11 (i A.D.), etc., prob. external claim, cf. PStrassb.79.7 (i B.C.).
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 17
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 186b
    • Plato, Timaeus, 46b
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