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χα^μαι-πετής , ές, (πίπτω)
A.falling to the ground,χ. πίπτει πρὸς οὖδαςE.Ba.1111 (s. v. l.); φόνος χ. blood that has fallen on the earth, Id.Or.1491 (lyr.); δόμοι . . χαμαιπετεῖς ἔκεισθ᾽ ἀεί ye were lying prostrate, A.Ch.964 (lyr.); grovelling,μηδὲ . . χαμαιπετὲς βόαμα προσχάνῃς ἐμοίId.Ag.920; χ. [βέλος], of a spent missile, Aen.Tact.32.9; χ. ἐλαῖαι windfall olives, Luc.Lex.13.
2. lying or sleeping on the ground,χ. ἀεὶ ὢν καὶ ἄστρωτοςPl.Smp.203d.
3. on the ground, χ. στιβάς, εὐνή, E.Tr.507, Cyc.386; “δεῖπνονPosidon.5J.
4. of trees, creeping, dwarf, Plb.13.10.8.
5. flying low,χ. στρουθοίLuc.Dips.2.
6. Adv. -τῶς along the ground, like a goose's flight, Id.Icar.10.
II. metaph., falling to the ground, i. e. coming to naught, λόγοι, ἔπος, Pi.O.9.12, P.6.37.
2. grovelling, low, of style, “κομιδῇ πεζὸν καὶ χ.Luc.Hist.Conscr.16, cf. Somn.13.
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