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στίζω , Simon.78: fut.
A.στίξωHdt.7.35, Eup.259, Men.Sam.108: aor. “ἔστιξαHdt.5.35:—Med., Luc.Syr.D.59, etc.: aor. “ἐστιξάμηνNonn.D.43.232:—Pass.,aor. part. “στιχθείςPorph.VP15: pf. “ἔστιγμαιHdt.5.35, Ar.Av.760:—tattoo, τὸ ἐστίχθαι εὐγενὲς κέκριται (among the Thracians) Hdt.5.6, cf. Phanocl.1.25; “ἀποξυρήσας τὴν κεφαλὴν ἔστιξεHdt.5.35; “ἐστιγμένους ἀνθέμιαX.An.5.4.32; of the Britons, “τὰ σώματα στίζονται γραφαῖς ποικίλαις καὶ ζῴων εἰκόσινHdn.3.14.7; of a Syrian, to indicate dedication to gods (cf. στιγματηφορέω), UPZ 121.8 (ii B.C.).
2. esp. tattoo as a mark of disgrace, Hdt.7.35, Ar.Ra. 1511 (anap.); στίξω σε βελόναισιν τρισίν Eup.l.c., cf. Men.l.c., Call. Iamb.1.235 (Hermes 69.177), Hermog.Stat.11; “στιξάτω τὸ μέτωπονPLille 29 ii 36, cf. i 14 (iii B.C.); “δραπέτης ἐστιγμένοςAr.Av.760, cf. And.Fr.5; “ἐστ. αὐτόμολοςAeschin.2.79; “αἰχμαλώτους Σαμίων στίζειν κατὰ τοῦ προσώπου καὶ εἶναι τὸ στίγμα γλαῦκαAel.VH2.9, cf. Diph. 66.7.
3. mark as one's property, στίξαι ἵππον (glossed ἐγκαῦσαι) Phot.; ς. χωρίον mark a piece of land as mortgaged, by a notice set up upon it, Poll.3.85 (Pass.).
4. rarely c. dupl. acc., τοὺς δὲ ἔστιζον (codd., “ἔστιξανPlu., Hude) στίγματα βασιλήϊα tattooed them with the royal tattoo-marks, Hdt.7.233; ς. ἵππον εἰς τὸ μέτωπον tattoo the figure of a horse on one's forehead, Plu.Nic.29; “ς. εἰς τὸ μέτωπον γλαῦκαςId.Per.26, cf. X.l.c.
5. metaph., “εἶσ᾽ ἅλα στίζοισα πνοάSimon.78; στιζόμενος βακτηρίᾳ beaten black and blue, Ar.V. 1296.
6. ς. τοὺς ὑμένας cause stabbing pains in, Gal.17(1).400.
II. Gramm., put a punctuation mark, Hp.2.496 D., AP15.38 (Cometas); “τελείαν δεῖ στίξαιHerm. in Phdr.p.84 A. (Cf. OE. stician 'to stab', Germ. sticken 'to stitch, embroider'.)
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