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scatter

Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. σκεδαννύναι, διασκεδαννύναι, ἀποσκεδαννύναι.

Be scattered: P. ἀποσκίδνασθαι (Thuc. 6, 98).

Spread about: P. and V. σπείρειν (Thuc. 2, 27), διασπείρειν.

Cast about: P. and V. διαδιδόναι, διαφέρειν, διασπείρειν, V. ἐνδατεῖσθαι, Ar. and V. σπείρειν (not used, metaphorically in P.).

My feathered shafts and bow are scattered on the ground: V. πτερωτά τʼ ἔγχη τόξα τʼ ἔσπαρται πέδῳ (Eur., H.F. 1098).

Break up: P. and V. διαλύειν.

Rout: P. and V. τρέπειν.

Scatter to the winds: Met., V. σκεδαννύναι, ἀποσκεδαννύναι, Ar. and V. διασκεδαννύναι, Ar. ἐκσκεδαννύναι.

Scatter over: Ar. and P. κατασκεδαννύναι (τί τινος).

V. intrans. Use passive of verbs given.