ἐφέπω

ἐφέπω, [dialect] Ep. [tense] impf. ἔφεπον, iterat. ἐφέπεσκον, Il.16.732, Od.12.330: [tense] fut.
A

ἐφέψω Il.21.588

: [tense] aor. 2

ἐπέσπον A.Pers.552

(lyr.) (the only place in Trag.), inf. ἐπισπεῖν, part. ἐπισπών (v. infr. 111):—ply, wield,

ἔγχος Pi.P.6.33

.
2 c. dat. pers., apply, direct towards or against,

Πατρόκλῳ ἔφεπε κρατερώνυχας ἵππους Il.16.732

, cf. 724.
3 ply, belabour, lay on to, [

ἵππους] μάστιγι 24.326

; of warriors, belabour, harass the enemy, 11.177, 22.188;

σφεδανὸν ἔφεπ' ἔγχεϊ 21.542

: c. acc. loci,

ὣς ἔφεπε κλονέων πεδίον 11.496

; of hunters, beat, drive,

κορυφὰς ὀρέων Od.9.121

(but ἄγρην ἐφέπεσκον, . . ἰχθῦς ὄρνιθάς τε plied (ἐνήργουν Sch.) the chase, (hunting) fish and birds, 12.330): abs. metaph., punish,

παραιβασίας Hes. Th.220

.
II ply or practise a pursuit,

ἄλλοι δ' ἐπὶ ἔργον ἕποιεν Od.14.195

;

πόλεμον ἐ. Simon.142.2

(codd. AP);

τερπωλὰς καὶ θαλίας Archil. 13

;

συμποσίας Pi.P.4.294

;

ὅσια καὶ νόμιμα Ar. Th.675

; πολλὰ ἐπέπουσι (v.l. ἐφ-) Hdt.7.8. ά; τὰν Φιλοκτήταο δίκαν ἐ. practising his way, Pi.P.1.50.
2 govern, administer,

Θήβας A.Pers.38

(anap.), cf. 552; πόλιας θνητῶν v.l. in Simon.142.2;

Ζεὺς ὥρην ἐφέπων Man.3.32

; face (ply, cope with) a task,

οὐδέ κ' Ἀθήνη τοσσῆσδ' ὑσμίνης ἐφέποι στόμα Il.20.359

; τοσσούσδ' ἀνθρώπους ἐφέπειν καὶ πᾶσι μάχεσθαι ib.357; μαιμώων ἔφεπ' ἔγχεϊ faced (plied) them with his spear, 15.742.
3 c. acc. loci, haunt, frequent, of gods, nymphs, etc.,

γαῖαν καὶ βένθεα λίμνης Hes. Th.366

, cf. Pi.P.1.30, Pae.Delph.7; of birds, A.R.2.384
;

γῆν καὶ θάλασσαν Luc. Trag.267

; visit,

σῴζων ἐφέποις ἡμᾶς Aristonous 1.47

.
4 molest, follow a woman, Herod.2.47; cf. ἐφέπειν (-έπτειν cod.)· ἐπακολουθεῖν, Hsch.
III come upon, encounter, face, πότμον ἐπίσπῃς, etc. Il.6.412, etc.;

θάνατον καὶ πότμον ἐ. Od.24.31

;

θανεῖν καὶ πότμον ἐ. Il.7.52

, Od.4.562, etc.;

κακὸν οἶτον ἐ. 3.134

;

ὀλέθριον ἦμαρ ἐ. Il.19.294

;

ἐ. αἴσιμον ἦμαρ 21.100

; reversely,

αἰὼν ἔφεπε μόρσιμος Pi.O.2.10

.—The [voice] Act. is rare in [dialect] Att. (v. supr.).
B [voice] Med., ἐφέπομαι (in later Poets

ἐφέσπομαι Maiist. 46

, Naumach. ap.Stob.4.23.7, Nonn.D.16.401,

ἐπιέσπομαι Opp.C.3.272

): [tense] impf. ἐφειπόμην: [tense] fut.

ἐφέψομαι S.Ant.636

,

ἐπιέψομαι A.R.2.18

: [tense] aor. 2 ἐφεσπόμην (but [ per.] 3pl. ἐπέσποντ ([etym.] ο) Pi.P.4.133), imper. ἐπίσπου, inf. ἐπισπέσθαι: also [tense] aor. 1 imper. ἐφεψάσθω (v.l. ἐφαψ-) Theoc.9.2
:—follow, pursue, once in Hom. in hostile sense,

ληϊστῆρσιν ἐπισπόμενος Ταφίοισιν Od.16.426

, cf. Hdt.1.103, 3.54, Th.4.96, etc.
II follow, attend,

λαῶν ἔθνος ἐπισπόμενον ἑοῖ αὐτῷ Il.13.495

; ἐπισπέσθαι ποσίν attend on foot, i. e. keep up with, 14.521, cf. Hdt.3.14, 31, al.; εἰ μή οἱ τύχη ἐπίσποιτο if fortune attend him not, Id.1.32, etc.;

ᾧ χάρις ἐφέσπετο Ar.V.1278

: abs., opp. ἡγεῖσθαι, Th.3.45.
2 obey, attend to,

ἐπισπόμενοι θεοῦ ὀμφῇ Od.3.215

; ἐπισπόμενοι μένεϊ σφῷ giving the reins to their passion, 14.262;

τῇ γνώμῃ τινὸς ἐ. Hdt.7.10

.

γ; βουλῇ . . ἐπισπέσθαι πατρός A.Eu.620

; [γνώμαις], βουλεύμασι, τῷ δικαίῳ, S.Ant. 636, El.967, 1037: abs., ὁ ἐπισπόμενος, opp. ὁ πείσας, Th.3.43; also, agree, approve,

εἰ δὲ . . ἐπὶ δ' ἕσπωνται θεοὶ ἄλλοι Od.12.349

, cf. Pi.P. 4.133.
3 follow an argument,

μόγις πως ἐ. Pl.Lg.644d

, cf. Tht. 192e, etc.

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