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Ἐς δὲ τὰ ἔσχατα νουσήματα αἱ ἔσχαται θεραπεῖαι ἐς ἀκριβείην, κράτισται -> For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.
Corpus Hippocraticum, Aphorisms 1.6.2

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. δάκνειν.

Take between the teeth: P. and V. ἐνδάκνειν, P. συνδάκνειν (Xen.).

Bite the dust: V. ὀδὰξ αἱρεῖν γαῖαν (Eur., Phoen. 1423).

Make to bite the dust: Ar. κατασποδεῖν (also Aesch., Theb. 809, in perf. part. pass.).

subs.

P. and V. δῆγμα, τό (Xen., also Ar.), V. χάραγμα, τό.