A.stepping upon, “ἐς τὴν ναῦν” Luc.Nav.12; advent, Annuario 6/7.417 (Phaselis); αἱ ἐ. τῆς θαλάσσης risings . . , Plb.34.9.6.
2.. means of approach, access, ἔχειν ἐ. IG7.167 (Megara); “τοῦ νοητοῦ -σεις” Plot.6.7.36; “ἐ. τοῦ ἐραστοῦ” Them.Or.13.163d: hence concretely, rungs, steps, Pl.R.511b(pl.).
3.. ἔς τινα ποιεῖσθαι ἐ. make a handle against, a means of attacking one, Hdt.6.61; “ἐ. τι τίθεσθαι εἴς τι” App.BC1.37; attack, Luc.Hist.Conscr.49; ἀμφισβητούμενον ἢ ἐπίβασιν ἔχον liable to be impugned, IG22.1051a14.
4.. getting on one's feet, of a child beginning to walk, Sor.1.114; esp. in recovery after a broken leg, Hp. Fract.18 (pl.); “τῇ ἐ. χρῆσθαι” Id.Art.58; foothold, in snow, Plb.3.54.5.
5.. resting of one thing on another, e.g. of a bone, Hp.Art.51.
7.. that on which one stands, Ph.1.125,332.
8.. entry into office, PLond.3.1170.3 (iii A.D.).
II.. of the male, covering, Plu.2.754a(pl.).