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ἁρπάζω, fut. -άξω Il.22.310, Babr.89.2, -άσω X.Eq.Mag.4.17, (ἀν-) E.Ion1303; in Att. more commonly ἁρπάσομαι Ar.Pax1118, Ec.866, Av.1460, X.Cyr.7.2.5, (ἀν-) Hdt.9.59; contr. ἁρπῶμαι, ἁρπᾷ LXX Le.19.13, al.: aor. ἥρπαξα Il.3.444, Pi.N.10.67, IG4.951.11 (Epid.); Trag. and Att. ἥρπασα E.Or.1634, Th.6.101 (also Il.13.528, 17.62, Hdt.2.156): pf. ἥρπακα Ar.Pl.372, Pl.Grg.481a:—
Med., aor. ἡρπασάμην Luc.Tim.22, etc. ὑφ-αρπάσαιο Ar.Ec.921):—
Pass., pf. ἥρπασμαι X.An.1.2.27, E.Ph.1079 (ἀν-): 3 plpf. ἥρπαστο Id.El.1041; later ἥρπαγμαι Paus.3.18.7, inf. -άχθαι Str.13.1.11: aor. 1 ἡρπάσθην Hdt.1.1 and 4, etc., -χθην Id.2.90 (v.l.), 8.115, D.S.17.74; later, aor. 2 ἡρπάγην [ᾰ] Lyc.505, etc.: fut. ἁρπᾰγήσομαι 1 Ep.Thess.4.17, J.BJ5.10.3; part. ἁρπάμενος (as if from ἅρπημι) AP11.59 (Maced.), Nonn.D.1.340, al., (ὑφ-) AP9.619 (Agath.):—
snatch away, carry off, ὅτε σε πρῶτον Λακεδαίμονος ἐξ ἐρατεινῆς ἔπλεον ἁρπάξας Il.3.444; ὡς δ' ὅτε τίς τε λέων ..ἀγέλης βοῦν ἁρπάσῃ ib.17.62; τοὺς δ' αἶψ' ἁρπάξασα φέρεν πόντονδε θύελλα Od.10.48, cf. 5.416; κλέψαι τε χἁρπάσαι βίᾳ S.Ph.644; ἁ. τοῦ βασιλέος τὴν θυγατέρα Hdt.1.2; ἁ. [χρυσὸν] ὑπὲκ τῶν γρυπῶν Id.3.116; ἁ. καὶ φέρειν Lys.20.17: abs., to be a robber, ὁτιὴ π�;ιώρκεις ἡρπακώς Ar.Eq.428, cf. Pl.372; ἁρπάζειν βλέπει looks thievish, Men.Epit.181:—
Pass. (or Med.), ἐκ χερῶν ἁρπάζομαι I have her torn from my arms, E.Andr.661.

2. seize hastily, snatch up, λᾶαν Il.12.445; δόρυ A.Th.624; τὰ ὅπλα X.An.6.1.8; ἁ. τινὰ μέσον seize him by the waist, Hdt.9.107; λίθος ἥτις τὸν σίδηρον ἁρπάζει, of the magnet, Hp.Steril.243: c. gen. of the part seized, ἁ. τινὰ τένοντος ποδός E.Cyc.400: c. gen. partit., ἁ. τούτων ἐνέτραγον Timocl.16.7: abs., ἀπογεύονται ἁρπάζοντες greedily, Pl.R.354b:—
Med. in Luc. Sacr.3.

3. seize, overpower, overmaster, γλῶσσαν ἁ. φόβος A.Th. 259; seize, occupy a post, X.An.4.6.11; ἁρπάσαι πεῖραν seize an opportunity of attacking, S.Aj.2; ἁ. τὸν καιρόν Plu.Phil.15; snap up, ὥσπερ εὕρημα Herod.6.30.

4. seize, adopt a legend, of an author, Hdt.2.156.

5. grasp with the senses, ὀσμαὶ -όμεναι ταῖς ὀσφρήσεσιν Plu.2.647e.

6. captivate, ravish, LXXJu.16.9, Plu. Ant.28.

7. draw up by means of a vacuum, Simp. in Ph.647.28.

II. plunder, πόλεις, τὰ ἐκ τῶν οἰκιῶν, τὴν Ἑλλάδα, etc., Th.1.5, X.Cyr.7.2.5, D.8.55, etc.