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ἐπερ-είδω , against, ἐπέρεισε δὲ Παλλὰς Ἀθήνη [ἔγχος] νείατον ἐς κενεῶνα drove it home, Il.5.856, cf. 17.48; ἐπέρεισε δὲ ἶν᾽ ἀπέλεθρον put vast strength to it, 7.269, Od.9.538; thrust a door to, shut it close, Q.S.12.331; . γένειόν τινι lean it upon . ., Ael.NA5.56: metaph., . τὸν νοῦν attend to a thing, A.D.Synt.148.20; “τὴν διάνοιανPlu.2.392b; . τῷ φιλεῖν ἐμαυτόν give oneself up to, ib.463c; direct, πρὸς τὴν θεὸν τὸν λόγον Sch.Pi.N.7.1:—Med., rest in or upon,βαυκάλη ἐπὶ διαγωνίων λίθων ἐπηρεισμένηSor.1.109: metaph., “ψυχαὶ -όμεναι πνεύματιPorph.Abst.2.38; “οὐσίᾳPlot.6.1.3; “ἄλλῳId.5.5.7; “ἐπ᾽ ἄλλουIamb.Comm.Math.8.
2. . τὴν φάλαγγά τινι bring the whole force of the phalanx against, Plu.Flam.8: abs., “. τοῖς ἀντιτεταγμένοιςId.Pyrrh.21, cf. Arr.Tact.16.13:—Med., Ael. Tact.14.5.
3. Med., λαίφη προτόνοις ἐπερειδομένας staying their sails with ropes, E.Hec.112:—Pass., lean or bear upon,βακτηρίαιςAr.Ec.277, cf. Pl.Lg.789e: metaph., lean upon,ἡμετέρῃ . Ἑλλὰς ἐφορμῇA.R.4.204: abs., resist with all one's force, Ar.Ra.1102.
4. Pass., to be leaned on, J.AJ9.4.4.
b. to be subject to pressure or impact, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.142.
II. intr. in Act., τῇ χειρὶ ἐπερείδειν press heavily with the hand, Hp.Art.11.
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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 277
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 1102
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 112
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.856
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.269
    • Homer, Iliad, 17.48
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.538
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 9.4.4
    • Plato, Laws, 789e
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.204
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 11
    • Plutarch, Titus Flamininus, 8
    • Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 21
    • Arrian, Tactica, 16.13
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 5.56
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