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πηρ-όω , Dor. πα_ρόω (v. infr.), (πηρός)
A.maim, mutilate, esp. in the limbs, Ar.Ra.623; ἐὰν παῖδας ὄντας πηρώσῃ τις castrate, Arist.HA631 b31; “αἴ κα σῦς καρταῖπος παρώσειGDI4998i14 (Gortyn): more freq. in Pass., “πηροῦται τὸ σκέλος τούτοισιHp.Art.60, cf. GDIl. c. i8; “τὸ σκέλος πεπηρωμένοςD.18.67; “πεπήρωται τοὺς ὀφθαλμούςArist.HA620a1, cf. Ephor.1 J.; so of moles, lobsters, to be defective in point of eyes, claws, Arist.HA491b34, PA684a35; ὥσπερ πεπηρωμένον τετράπουν, of the seal, Id.HA498a32; “τὸ πηρωθὲν ἐν τῇ ὑστέρᾳId.GA749a2, etc.
2. metaph., incapacitate, “τέχνην . . πηρῶσαιPl.Phdr.257a; “π. τὴν ἱστορίανStr. 17.3.3 :—Pass., πεπηρωμένος πρὸς ἀρετήν incapacitated for practising virtue, Arist.EN1099b19; “πρὸς τὴν γνῶσινAnaxarch. ap. S.E.M. 7.55, cf. 298; “πρὸς καρπογονίανThphr.CP1.5.5.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 623
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 67
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 257a
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.3.3
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 60
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