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στίζω the Root is ΣΤΙΓ, cf. ἔστιγμαι, στιγμή, etc. mark with a pointed instrument, to tattoo, Hdt., Xen. brand, as a mark of disgrace, Hdt., Ar.; ἔστιζον στίγματα βασιλήια branded them with the royal brand-marks, Hdt.; esp. of runaways, δραπέτης ἐστιγμένος Ar.
3.c. dupl. acc., στίγματα στίζειν τινά to brand one with a mark, Hdt.
4.metaph., βακτηρίαι στ. to beat black and blue, Ar. mark with a full stop, Lat. interpungere, Anth.

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