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σκήπτω , A.Ag.310: fut. σκήψω ἐπι-) Pl.Tht.145c (s. v.l.): aor.
I. prop, stay one thing against or upon another:—Pass. and Med., prop oneself or lean upon a staff, of an aged beggar, “πτωχῷ . . ἐναλίγκιον ἠδὲ γέροντι, σκηπτόμενονOd.17.203; of a wounded man, αὐτῷ σκηπτόμενον (sc. τῷ ἄκοντι) Il.14.457; “βάκτρῳA.R.2.198: metaph., lean or depend upon a person or thing, “μάρτυριD.34.28, 47.
2. c. acc. rei, put forward by way of support, allege by way of excuse, τὴν βίαν σκήψασ᾽ ἔχεις,= σκήπτεις, E.Hel.834:—in this signf. mo[sdot ]t freq. in Med., allege on one's own behalf, “τὸ σκηπτόμενοι οἱ Πέρσαι . . Hdt.5.102; “ς. τὸ μὴ εἰδέναιId.7.28; “σκήπτεσθαί τι πρός τιναςTh. 6.18, Pl.Sph.217b; ς. ἀσθένειαν allege, pretend illness, Plb.39.1.11; simply pretend, simulate, προσποιητὴν χαρὰν σκηψαμένη prob. l. in Ps.Plu. Fluv.16.1: c. inf., pretend to be, “ἔμπορος εἶναι σκήψομαιAr.Ec. 1027, cf. Pl.904, D.6.13, etc.; ς. εἶναι [φυλῆς τινος] Lys.23.2; “καθ᾽ ἥντινα πρόφασιν ἐσκήψατο εἰς θήρας ἰέναιAnt.Lib.41.2: c. acc. et inf., allege or pretend that . . , “ς. [τινὰ] παίζοντα λέγεινPl.Tht.145c, cf. Is. 6.13; “ς. τοῦτο, ὡς . . Aeschin.3.242; “ς. ὅτι . . Pl.Smp.217d: abs., ς. ὑπέρ τινος make a defence for another, Id.Lg.864d.
II. let fall or hurl upon, “βέλοςA.Ag.366 (anap.): metaph., “ς. ἀλάστορα εἴς τιναE.Med.1333:—Med., “σκήψασθαι κότον τῇ γῇA.Eu.801 (s. v.l.):— Pass., τῶν τριήρων . . τῶν σκηφθεισῶν κατὰ χειμῶνα which were fallen upon (i.e. caught) in the storm, IG l.c.
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