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κλέπτω steal, filch, purloin, Hom., etc.; τῆς γενεῆς ἔκλεψε from that breed Anchises stole, i. e. stole foals of that breed, Il.; σῶμα κλ. to let it down secretly, Eur. part. act. thievish, κλέπτον βλέπει he has a thief's look, Ar. cozen, cheat, deceive, beguile, Il., Hes., etc.:—Pass., προβαίνει κλεπτόμενος he goes on blindfold, Hdt. κρύπτω, to conceal, keep secret, disguise, Pind., Soph., Eur., etc. do secretly or treacherously, κλ. σφαγάς to perpetrate slaughter secretly, Soph.; κλ. μύθους to whisper malicious rumours, id=Soph.; κλέπτων βιαζόμενος by fraud or force, Plat. seize or occupy secretly, Xen.

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