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ἐπικόπτ-ω , pf.
A.-κέκοφαPhld.D.1.15:—strike upon (i.e. from above), fell, βοῦνἐπικόψωνOd.3.443.
2.. later, of trees, lop, pollard, Thphr.CP5.17.3; cut down brushwood, PLond.3.1170B26 (iii A.D.): metaph., cut short, bring down from high estate, “τοὺς πεφρονηματισμένουςArist. Pol. 1284b2; “φιληδονίαν ἀκόλαστονPlu.2.529b; check, impede, πράξεις ib.975b; “στάσινJ.BJ2.17.4 (Pass., Hp.Ep.13); reprove, censure, τινά Timo 4, Myro 2 J., Plu.Cic.24, Philostr.V A5.35, al.; refute, Phld. l.c.; “δόξαςId.Po.5.26.
b.. Archit., dress blocks of stone, etc., “κατὰ κεφαλήνIG7.3073.183 (Lebad.), cf. ib.4255.15 (Oropus); “πλίνθονMilet.7p.59 (Didyma).
5.. Med., smite one's breast, wail for, “τινάE. Tr.627.
6.. of disease, afflict, “βαρύτερονAret.SD2.13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 627
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.443
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 2.17.4
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.2.2
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.13
    • Plutarch, Cicero, 24
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Lives of the Sophists, 2.25.2
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Gymnastica, 52
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