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σκυ_λ-εύω ,
A.strip or despoil a slain enemy, esp. of his arms (taking off the clothes also is condemned by Pl., R.469c), not in Hom.; c. acc. pers. et rei, “Κύκνον σκυλεύσαντες ἀπ᾽ ὤμων τεύχεαHes.Sc.468; ς. τοὺς τελευτήσαντας πλὴν ὅπλων strip of anything but arms, Pl. l.c.; [“ἀμφίσβαιναν] δέρματοςNic.Th.379: c. acc. pers. only, “ς. τοὺς νεκρούςHdt.1.82, Th. 4.44,97, cf. BCH51.148 (Salamis Cypr.); “ς. τὰς πόλειςPlb.9.10.13.
2. c. acc. rei et gen. pers., strip the arms off an enemy, ὅπλατῶν πολεμίων ς.Lys.12.40, cf. X.An.6.1.6, HG2.4.19; ἀπὸ τῶν . . νεκρῶν ς. ψέλια κτλ. Hdt.9.80.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.82
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.80
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 468
    • Lysias, Against Eratosthenes, 40
    • Plato, Republic, 469c
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.44
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.1.6
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.4.19
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.10.13
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