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πείρω pierce quite through, fix meat on spits, for roasting, Il.; κρέα ἀμφ᾽ ὀβελοῖσιν ἔπειραν id=Il.:—also, διὰ πεῖρεν ὀδόντων ἔγχεϊ he ran him through the teeth with a spear, id=Il.:— Pass., ἥλοισι πεπαρμένον studded with golden nails, id=Il.; but, ὀδύνηισι πεπαρμένος pierced with pain, id=Il.; also, πεπαρμένη περὶ δουρί id=Il.
II.metaph., κύματα πείρειν to cleave the waves, Hom.; πεῖρε κέλευθον clave her way [through the sea], Od.

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