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ἔπω , ipf. ἕπον, mid. ἕπομαι, imp. ἕπεο, ἕπευ, ipf. εἱπόμην, ἑπόμην, fut. ἕψομαι, aor. ἑσπόμην, imp. σπεῖο, ἑσπέσθω, part. ἑσπόμενος: move about, be busy. — I. act., ἀμφ᾽ Ὀδυσῆα Τρῶες ἕπον, ‘moved around Odysseus,’ Il. 11.43 ; ἄλλοι δ᾽ ἐπὶ ἔργον ἕποιεν, ‘be busy with their work,’ Od. 14.195; trans., περικαλλέα τεύχἐ ἕποντα, ‘occupied with,’ Il. 6.321 ; οὐ μὲν δὴ τόδε μεῖζον ἕπει κακόν, a greater evil that ‘approaches,’ Od. 12.209 (v. l. ἔπι).—II. mid., once like act., ἀμφὶ δ᾽ ἄῤ αὐτὸν Τρῶες ἕπονθ̓, ‘moved around him,’ Il. 11.474 (cf. 483); usually go along with, accompany, follow, κέκλετο θεράποντας ἅμα σπέσθαι ἑοῖ αὐτῷ, Od. 4.38; σοὶ δ᾽ ἄλοχον σπέσθαι, Od. 22.324; τούτου γ̓ ἑσπομένοιο, ‘if he should go too,’ Il. 10.246 ; ἕπεο προτέρω, ‘come along in,’ Il. 18.387 ; ὣς εἰπὼν ἡγεῖθ̓, δ᾽ ἕσπετο, followed, Od. 1.125; also w. adverbs, μετά, σύν, ἐπί, Il. 23.133, κ 436, Il. 4.63 (met.); often of things, ὅσσα ἔοικε φίλης ἐπὶ παιδὸς ἕπεσθαι, ‘go along with,’ i. e. be given as dowry, Od. 1.278 ; οἵη ἐμὴ δύναμις καὶ χεῖρες ἕπονται, ‘answer to’ my strength, Od. 20.237 ; γούνατα, Il. 4.314; in hostile sense only in Il., Il. 11.154, 165, etc.
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