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λέπω , fut. λέψω ἀπο-) prob. in E.Cyc.237; Ep. inf.
A.ἀπο-λεψέμενIl.21.455: aor. “ἔλεψα1.236, Nic.Fr.82:—Med., Alex.49:—Pass., fut. λα^πήσομαι ἐκ-) Hp.Nat.Puer.29) ap.Erot.: aor. 2 λα^π<*>ναι Hsch., (ἐκ-) Ar.Fr.164: pf. λέλεμμαι ἀπο-) Epich.158, but “λέλαμμαιIG22.463.68:—strip off the rind or husks, peel, bark, “περὶ γάρ ῥά χαλκὸς ἔλεψε φύλλα τε καὶ φλοιόνIl.1.236; “κρόμμυον λ.Eup.255; κυάμου κολοκάσιον Nic.l.c.:—Pass., κάλαμος λελαμμένος IGl.c.
II. metaph., in Com. Poets, give a hiding to, i.e. thrash, Pl.Com.12, Timocl.29, Apollod.Car.5.10 (Pass.); “ἈφροδίτηνPBerol. 13426 (Gercke-Norden Einleitung31(9)p.42).
2. eat, Antiph.135; Phot. cites λέπτει (sic) = κατεσθίει from Eup.Fr.427).
III. Med., = δέφομαι: hence, indulge in indecent gestures, Alex.49, Mnesim.4.18 (anap.).
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