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σα^γην-εύω ,
A.surround and take fish with a drag-net (σαγήνη), Lib.Or.11.258: metaph., sweep the whole population off the face of a country by forming a line and marching over it, a Persian practice, “ς. ἀνθρώπουςHdt.6.31, Str.10.1.10, cf. D.L.3.33 (Pass.); “ὥσπερ ἐν δικτύοις σεσαγηνευμένοιHdn.4.9.6; ς. Σάμον sweep it clear of men, Hdt.3.149; so [“ὡς] συνάψαντες . . τὰς χεῖρας σαγηνεύσαιεν πᾶσαν τὴν Ἐρετρικὴν οἱ στρατιῶται τοῦ ΔάτιδοςPl.Lg.698d, cf. App.Mith.67, Philostr.VA1.23.
2. generally, catch as in a net, [“σοφισταὶ] ς. τὼς νέωςLysis ap.Iamb.VP17.76, cf. Luc.Tim.25; “σαγηνευθεὶς ὑπ᾽ ἔρωτιAP11.52, cf. Hld.1.9; of Ares and Aphrodite, Luc.Gall.3, DDeor.15.3.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.149
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.31
    • Plato, Laws, 698d
    • Strabo, Geography, 10.1.10
    • Lucian, Gallus, 3
    • Lucian, Timon, 25
    • Lucian, Dialogi deorum, 15.3
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 1.23
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