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ἐπιβρι?θ-ω ,
A.fall heavy upon, fall heavily, of rain, “ὅτ᾽ ἐπιβρίσῃ Διὸς ὄμβροςIl.5.91, 12.286; in good sense, ὁππότε δὴ Διὸς ὧραι ἐπιβρίσειαν ὕπερθεν when the seasons weigh down [the vines], i.e. make the clusters heavy, Od. 24.344; press down, “μέοος τῆς πορθμίδοςAel.NA13.19; of winds, Thphr.Vent.34; “ἐπ᾽ ἄλσεαQ.S.3.326: c.dat., “ἐλάτῃσιId.12.124, cf. 2.371, al.: metaph., “μή ποτ᾽ ἐπιβρίσῃ πόλεμοςIl.7.343; of persons, ἐπέβρισαν . . ἀμφὶ ἄνακτα pressed closely, thronged around him, 12.414, cf. Theoc.22.93, App.BC4.25; esp. in Tactics, exert pressure, τοῖςσώμασιAscl.Tact.5.2, cf. Arr.Tact.12.10; “τοῖς πεζοῖςJul.Or.1.36d: generally, “ ἂν ἐπιβρίσῃPorph.Abst.1.43; also of wealth, ὄλβος εὖτ᾽ ἂν ἐπιβρίσαις ἕπηται follows in full weight, Pi.P.3.106; of love, Opp. C.1.392; of wine, ib.4.351; of sleep, AP9.481 (Jul.).
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