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περιπετ-ής , ές, (περιπίπτω)
A.falling round, ἀμφὶ μέσσῃ π. προσκείμενος lying with his arms clasped round her waist, S.Ant.1223.
2. surrounded by, wrapped in, “πέπλοισιA.Ag.233 (lyr.).
3. ἔγχος π. the sword round which (i.e. on which) he has fallen, S.Aj.907.
III. changing or turning suddenly, of a man's fortunes, esp. from good to bad, περιπετέα ἐποιήσαντο σφίσι . . τὰ πρήγματα a sudden reverse, Hdt. 8.20 ; “π. τύχαιE.Andr.982 ; cf. foreg.
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