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ῥέπ-ω , mostly used in pres. and impf.: fut.
2. more generally, of things, incline one way or the other, τι πολλᾷ ῥέποι what is always shifling, never steady, Pi.O.8.23; βλεμμάτων ῥέπει βολή inclines downward, falls, of a young girl's eye, A.Fr.242; ὕπνος ἐπὶ γλεφάροις ῥέπων sleep falling upon the eyes, Pi.P.9.25; ἐς τὸ λορδόν, κυφόν, Hp.Art.48; “. πρὸς τὴν γῆνArist.PA686a32, etc.
II. trans., cause the scale to incline one way or the other, only in compds. ἐπιρρέπω, καταρρέπω, exc. that A. uses the Pass., τῶνδ᾽ ἐξ ἴσου ῥεπομένων being equally balanced, Supp.405 (lyr.):—in B.16.25, τι μὲν ἐκ θεῶν μοῖρα παγκρατὴς ἄμμι κατένευσε καὶ Δίκας ῥέπει τάλαντον, . is prob. intrans. (sc. ἐπ᾽ αὐτό). (Perh. cogn. with Lith. virpti 'quiver'.)
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