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προσέρπω , Dor. ποθέρπω Ti.Locr.97c, Theoc.4.48, 5.37: aor.
1. abs., creep or steal on, approach.τύμβου προσεῖρπον ἆσσονS.El.900; of animals, Ar.V. 1509, Plu.2.77f, etc.; of ivy, “παντὶ δένδρῳ π.Luc.Am.12: metaph., π. χρόνος, i.e. the time that's coming, Pi.P.1.57, cf. N.7.68 (tm.); πᾶν μοι φοβερὸν τὸ π. every thing that approaches, A.Pr.127 (anap.); τὸ π., also, what is coming, the coming event, S.Aj.227 (lyr.); “αἱ προσέρπουσαι τύχαιA.Pr.274; “τοὔργον . . δόλῳ προσέρπονS.OT539; προσέρπει . . τόδ᾽ ἐγγύς, of a paroxysm, Id.Ph.787.
2. come to or upon, c. acc. pers., Pi.O.6.83 (leg. προσέλκει): c. dat. pers., σοὶ προσέρπον τοῦτ᾽ ἐγὼ τὸ φάρμακον ὁρῶ, of punishment, S.Aj.1255.
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