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σήπω , A.Ch.995, Pl.Ti.84d, etc.: fut.
A.σήψωA.Fr.275: aor. ἔσηψα δι-) Ael.NA9.62:—make rotten or putrid, A.Fr.l.c.; of a serpent's poison, A.Ch.l.c.; of the sting of the σήψ, Ael.NA16.40.
b. soak hides, δέρματα ς. Supp.Epigr.3.18 (Athens, v B.C.).
II. mostly in Pass. (pf. σέσηπα being used in pass. sense, Il.2.135, E.El.319, (κατα-) Ar. Pl.1035, (ἀπο-) X.An.4.5.12), fut. “σα^πήσομαιGal.7.397, (κατα-) Pl. Phd.86b, (ἀπο-) Hp.Prorrh.2.1: aor. ἐσάπην [α^] Hes.Sc.152, Hdt.2.41, 3.66, Pl.Phd.80d; σαπήῃ κατα-), Ep. subj. for σαπῇ, Il.19.27: pf. σέσημμαι prob. in POxy.1449.51 (iii A.D.):—rot, moulder, of dead bodies, “χρὼς σήπεταιIl.24.414, cf. 19.27, Hdt.2.41; “περὶ ῥινοῖο σαπείσηςHes.Sc.152; of wood, “δοῦρα σέσηπεIl.2.135; “τριήρης ὑπὸ τερηδόνων σαπεῖσαAr.Eq.1308.
2. of live flesh, mortify, “ μηρὸς ἐσάπηHdt.3.66; “σφακελίσαντος τοῦ μηροῦ καὶ σαπέντοςId.6.136, cf. Pl.Phd.80d; “αἷμα σέσηπενE.El.319; promote coction or formation of 'laudable' pus, in Act., Hp.Morb.1.6,28.
3. of water, Id.Aër.8; “οἶνος . . σαπὲν ἐν ξύλῳ ὕδωρEmp.81.
4. of the food rejected after digestion, Arist.Mete.381b12, al.; cf. “σηπτός, σῆψις11.
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