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τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

Thrust, drive: P. and V. καθιέναι, V. μεθιέναι, βάλλειν, ἐμβάλλειν, ἱέναι, ὠθεῖν; see drive. Plunging my sword into my heart: V. φάσγανον πρὸς ἧπαρ ἐξακοντίσας (Eur., H.F. 1149). Dip (in water. etc.): P. and V. βάπτειν. Met., plunge (into misfortune, etc.): P. and V. καθιστάναι εἰς (acc.). V. intrans. Rear (of a horse): P. and V. σκιρτᾶν (Plat.). Struggle: P. and V. σφαδάζειν (Xen.). Rush: P. and V. ὁρμᾶν, ὁρμᾶσθαι, V. ἀΐσσειν, ὀρούειν. Ar. and V. ᾄσσειν; see rush. Leap: P. and V. πηδᾶν (Plat.); see leap. Plunge into, rush into: P. and V. εἰσπίπτειν (εἰς, acc.; or V. acc. alone or dat. alone); see rush. Divers plunged in and sawed these (stakes) off also: P. καὶ τούτους (τοὺς σταυροὺς) κολυμβηταὶ δυόμενοι ἐξέπριον (Thuc. 7, 25). subs. Leap: V. πήδημα, τό. ἐκπήδημα, τό, ἅλμα, τό (also, Plat. but rare P.), σκίρτημα, τό. Fall: P. and V. πτῶμα, τό (Plat.), V. πέσημα, τό.