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καταχώννυ_μι ( καταχων-ύω Gp.2.42.5, Hippiatr.34), fut. -
A.χώσωPl.Tht. 177c:—cover with a heap, overwhelm, bury, νότος κατέχωσέ σφεας buried them in sand, Hdt.4.173; “κ. τινὰ λίθοιςAr.Ach.295 (tm.); “σφέας . . κατέχωσαν οἱ βάρβαροι βάλλοντεςHdt.7.225; “ἐν λίθοις σφενδόνηςLXX Za.9.15; ἐν κοπρίᾳ Hippiatr.l.c.:—Pass., Lib.Or.61.15.
2. silt up, dam up, “τὸ στόμιον τοῦ λιμένοςD.S.24.1.
3. metaph., ἐπιρρέοντα καταχώσει . . τὸν ἐξ ἀρχῆς λόγον with fresh streams they will choke up the channel of our original argument, Pl.l.c.; “κ. τινὰ λόγοιςId.Grg. 512c; “τὴν ἐρώτησινPlu.2.512e:—Pass., to be buried in obscurity, “τὰ πρῶτα ὀνόματα -κέχωσται ὑπὸ τῶν βουλομένων τραγῳδεῖν αὐτάPl.Cra. 414c; “ἐνθυμήσεις μυστικῶς -κεχωσμέναιVett.Val.301.9.
4. overwhelm, ruin, Lib.Or.63.19.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.173
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.225
    • Plato, Cratylus, 414c
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 177c
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 295
    • Old Testament, Zechariah, 9.15
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