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εἰσποι-έω ,
A.give in adoption,ὑόν τινιPl.Lg.878a ; “τὸν παῖδα εἰς τὸν οῖκόν τινοςD.43.15; “τοὺς σφετέρους παῖδας εἰς ἑτέρους οἴκους εἰσποιοῦσινIs.10.17 (but the same phrase is used of a father who begets, Id.6.22); εἰ. τινὰ εἰς τὰ χρήματά τινος make him heir to the property, Id.10.12, cf. 16,17, etc.; εἰ. σαυτὸν Ἄμμωνι, of Alexander, Plu. Alex. 50 : metaph.,[ἡπαντάρβη] “πᾶν τὸ ἐγγὺς ἐσποιεῖ αὑτῇattracts, Philostr. VA3.46:—Med., adopt as one's son, D.44.34, Ph.2.86, D.C.44.5 :— Pass., εἰσποιηθῆναι πρός τινα to be adopted into his family, D.44.27; ἐπὶ τὸ ὄνομά τινος ib.36.
2. generally, εἰ. τινὰς εἰς λῃτουργίαν bring new persons into the public service, Id.20.19,20 ; τῶν πραττομένων εἰσεποίει κοινωνὸν αὑτόν forced himself in as partaker, Din.1.32; εἰ. ἐγκώμιον εἰς τὴν ἱστορίαν introduce panegyric into history, Luc. Hist.Conscr. 9; εἰ. ἑαυτὸν εἰς δύναμίν τινος thrust himself into another's authority, Plu.Pomp.16; εἰ. Ἡσιόδῳ Θεογονίαν father it on him, Paus.9.27.2.
3. τὸ τάχος [τὴν τίγριν] ἐς. τοῖς ἀνέμοις adopts into the family of winds, i.e. makes it as swift as the winds, Philostr. VA 3.48.
II. Med., interuene, meddle in an affair, CPHerm.6.10 (iii A.D.).
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    • Demosthenes, Against Leptines, 19
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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.27.2
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    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 44.5
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 3.46
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