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προσ-φύω , with fut. and aor. 1,
II. mostly in Pass., with aor. 2 and pf. Act. and fut. Med., grow to or upon, “σῷ κέρατα κρατὶ προσπεφυκέναιE.Ba.921, cf. Pl.R.611d, Ti.45a; σοι ταῦτα προσφύσεται will accrue, Id.Ep.313d: freq. in Arist. of any after or adventitious growth which does not form part of the organism, π. τῇ ὑστέρᾳ τὸ ᾠόν, πρὸς τῇ ὑστέρᾳ, GA752a11, 754b17; “τὰ κέρατα π. μᾶλλον τῷ δέρματιHA517a27, cf. LXX Da.7.20; “προσπέφυκεν ὥσπερ τὰ φύματαArist.GA772b29; of zoöphytes, HA487b11, 588b13; “π. ταῖς πέτραιςPA681b6; of tapeworms, HA551a11; of food, to be assimilated, Pr.864b8, 927a20.
2. hang upon, cling to, “τῷ προσφὺς ἐχόμηνOd.12.433: abs., “προσφῦσαIl.24.213; “προσφὺς ὅπως τις ἀναρίτηςHerod.Fr.11; of a fish, “τὠγκίστρῳ ποτεφύετοTheoc.21.46; of leeches, Gal.8.265: metaph., π. τοῖς τοιούτοις consorts constantly with, Pl.Lg.728b; προσφύντες ἔχονται τοῦ χρυσίου they cling fast to it, Luc.Pisc.51, cf.Musc. Enc.3, etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 276
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 921
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.433
    • Old Testament, Daniel, 7.20
    • Plato, Laws, 728b
    • Plato, Republic, 611d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 45a
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.213
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 372
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 45
    • Lucian, Piscator, 51
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