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clasp

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες → The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

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substantive

pin: V. περόνη, ἡ, πόρπη, ἡ, περονίς, ἡ.

of a necklace: Ar. βάλανος, ἡ.

fastening: P. and V. ἅμμα, τό (Plato).

embrace: V. ἀσπάσματα, τά, ἀμφιπτυχαί, αἱ, περιπτυχαί, αἱ, P. and V. περιβολαί, αἱ (Xen.); see embrace.

verb transitive

cling to: P. and V. ἔχεσθαι (gen.), ἀντέχεσθαι (gen.), λαμβάνεσθαι (gen.), ἀντιλαμβάνεσθαι (gen.); see cling.

embrace: P. and V. ἀσπάζεσθαι, V. περιπτύσσειν (Plato also but rare P.), προσπτύσσειν (or mid.), ἀμφιβάλλειν, περιβάλλειν; see embrace.

clasp in one's arms: V. ὑπαγκαλίζεσθαι; see also strain.

touch: P. and V. ἅπτεσθαι (gen.), V. θιγγάνειν (gen.) (also Xen.); see touch.

fasten: P. and V. δεῖν συνάπτειν; see fasten.

clasp one's hands behind one's back: P. συμπλέκειν εἰς τοὐπίσω τὼ χεῖρε (Thuc. 4, 4).

clasp and join hand with hand: V. σύναπτε καὶ συνωρίζου χέρα (Euripides, Bacchae 198).

seize her, clasping your hands about her: V. λάβεσθέ μοι τῆσδ', ἀμφελίξαντες χέρας (Euripides, Andromache 425).

he begged me earnestly, clasping my hand: V. ἐξικέτευσε τῆς ἐμῆς χερὸς θιγών (Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 760).