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κάτοχος , ον, (κατέχω)
A.holding down, “γῆTab.Defix.101.1 (iv B.C.); κ. λίθοι, of sepulchral stones, Hsch.; κ. alone, tombstone, IG3.1425a; also, οἰκουμένης κ., of ocean, Secund.Sent.2.
2. holding fast, “μοχλοίLXX Jn.2.7; “δεσμοίPlu.2.321d; φάρμακα κ. τῶν ἐμβρύων drugs which prevent miscarriage, Aët. 16.21; retentive, of memory, Plu. Cat.Mi.1; secure, “κτῆσις κ. καὶ βέβαιοςD.H.Isoc.9.
3. possessing, inspiring, “ΜοῦσαAsp. ap. Ath.5.219d; in magic, inhibiting, “ἙρμῆςTab.Defix.89.2 (iv B.C.), al.
II. Pass., kept down, held fast, “κάτοχ᾽ ἀμαυροῦσθαι σκότῳA.Pers.223 (troch.); overpowered, overcome, “ὕπνῳS. Tr.978 (anap.); subject, “ἌρειE.Hec.1090 (lyr.).
2. possessed, inspired, “δαίμονί τινιArist.Mir.846b24; “τῷ ΣαβαζίῳIamb.Myst. 3.9; “ἐκ θεοῦPlu.Rom.19, etc.; “ἐκ τοῦ θείουArr.An.4.13.5; “ἐκ ΜουσῶνLuc.Hist.Conscr.8; “ἐξ ἌρεωςPolyaen.1.20; “ἐκ πυξίουLuc.Ind. 15; “στροφὴν ὁλοσώματον ὥσπερ οἱ κ. δινεύοντεςHld.4.17, cf. 8.11, 10.9; also perh. of cloistered worshippers, recluses, “οἱ κ. οὐρανίου ΔιόςOGI262.25 (Baetocaece, iii A.D.), cf. CIG4475 (ibid., iii A.D.): abs., Cleanth.Stoic.1.123; ἐν ἱεροῖς κ. Vett. Val.73.24.
3. cataleptic, of disease, Hp.Prorrh.1.92, cf. Gal.16.696.
b. suffering from catalepsy, Id.9.189.
III. Subst. κάτοχος, , handle of a τρύπανον, Hsch. s.v. κατωχάνης: pl. κάτοχα, Id.
2. bandage, Gal.18(1).785.
3. inhibitory spell, PMag.Par.1.1052, 2.162, Tab.Defix.Aud.187.55.
4. pl., processes on the second cervical vertebra, Poll.2.132.
IV. Adv. κατόχως retentively, of the memory, Hermipp.21.
2. in fast colours, “βεβάφθαιAB237.
3. as if possessed, Ael.VH3.9, Poll.1.16.
4. accompanied by catalepsy, Hp.Coac.570, al.
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