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ἐπιλύω ,
A.loose, untie, “δεσμάTheoc.Adon.42; .κύνας let slip dogs, X.Cyn.7.8: generally, set free, release, “̣τοὺς κακούργους τῷ πολέμῳLuc.Par.50:—Med., “ἐπιλύεσθαί τινα τὸ μὴ οὐχὶ ἀγανακ̣τεῖνPl.Cri. 43c; ἐπιλύεσθαι ἐπιστολάς openthem, Hdn.4.12.8; Ἐπιλυσαμένη, epith. of various divinities, Hsch.
2.. solve, explain, πάντα τοῖςμαθηταῖςEv.Marc.4.34:—Pass.,S.E.P.2.246,Sch.Od.9.106:—Med., J.AJ8.6.5, Vett.Val.259.4, Ath.10.45of, al.: pf. part. Pass. ἐπιλελυμένος lucid, of writings, Vett.Val.329.25.
3.. confute an accusation, Luc.Bis Acc.30.
4.. Med., manumit, Delph.3(2).233 (ii B.C.).
5.. release, discharge a debtor, ἀπὸ τᾶν κοινᾶν ποθόδων ἐπιλυθῆμεν (inf. Pass.) “τοὺς ἐρρυτιασμένουςSchwyzer 104.7 (Troezen, ii B.C.): pay, c. dat. pers., ib.12:—Med., discharge a debt, “δάνειονPGrenf.1.26.2 (ii B.C.).
II.. fut. Med. in pass. sense, lose strength, give in, Lys.25.33 (dub.l.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.106
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 8.6.5
    • Lysias, Defence against a Charge of subverting the Democracy, 33
    • New Testament, Mark, 4.34
    • Plato, Crito, 43c
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 7.8
    • Lucian, De parasito sive artem esse parasiticam, 50
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