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1345. The genitive is used with verbs signifying to touch, take hold of, make trial of.

νόσος) ““ἥψατο τῶν ἀνθρώπωνthe plague laid hold of the menT. 2.48, τῆς γνώμης τῆς αὐτῆς ἔχομαι I hold to the same opinion 1. 140, ““ἐν τῇ ἐχομένῃ ἐμοῦ κλί_νῃon the couch next to meP. S. 217d, ““ἀντιλάβεσθε τῶν πρα_γμάτωνtake our public policy in handD. 1.20, ὅπως πειρῷντο τοῦ τείχους to make an attempt on (a part of) the wall T. 2.81. So with ψαύειν touch (rare in prose), ἀντέχεσθαι cling to, ἐπιλαμβάνεσθαι and συλλαμβάνεσθαι lay hold of.

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