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encircle

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

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. κυκλοῦσθαι, περιβάλλειν, V. ἀμπέχειν, ἀμπίσχειν, περιπτύσσειν, ἀμφιβάλλειν; see surround. Be spread round: V. ἀμφιβαίνειν (acc.). Stand round: P. and V. περιίστασθαι (Eur., Bacch. 1106), V. ἀμφίστασθαι. Be round: P. περιεῖναι (acc.), περιέχειν; see enclose. We are encircled all round by brazen arms: V. κύκλῳ γὰρ εἱλισσόμεθα παγχάλκοις ὅπλοις (Eur., Or. 444). Encircle (an enemy): P. and V. κυκλοῦσθαι, P. περικλῄειν (or mid.); see also besiege.