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ἀναρπ-άζω, fut. -άσω (v. infr. 111) and -άξω, more freq. in Med. form -άσομαι (v. infr. 111) aor. -ήρπασα and -�;ξα, in Hom. as suits the metre: aor. 2 Pass. ἀνηρπάγην D.S.4.75, Plu. Pyrrh.7:—
snatch up, ἀνὰ δ' ἥρπασε Παλλὰς Ἀθήνη (sc. τὸ ἔγχος) Il. 22.276, cf. Pi.P.4.34; ἀ. τὰ ὅπλα X.An.7.1.15; of the sun causing the earth's moisture to evaporate, Hp.Aër.8, cf. Plu.2.658b, Aristid. Or.36(48).60.

II. snatch away, carry off, ὅτε μιν ..ἀνήρπασε Φοῖβος Il.9.564, cf. 16.437, Od.4.515, 5.419; of slave-dealers, ἀλλά μ' ἀνήρπαξαν Τάφιοι kidnapped me, 15.427, cf. X.An.1.3.14, Aristid.1.16�; J., etc.; ἀνήρπασέν ποτε ..Κέφαλον ἐς θεοὺς Ἕως E.Hipp.454; ἀ. τοῖς ὄνυξιν, of an eagle, Ar.V.17, cf. Epicr.2.10:—
Pass., φροῦδος ἀναρπασθείς S.El.848 (lyr.), etc.; ὑπὸ τῆς εἱμαρμένης IG 12(7).51 (Amorgos): in Prose, to be carried off to prison, δεῖ με ἀνηρπάσθαι D. 21.120, 124, cf. 10.18.

2. in good sense, rescue, Plu.Pyrrh.16:—
Pass., ib.7.

III. take by storm, ravage, σὺ ..ἀναρπάσεις δόμους; E. Ion1303; of persons, ἀναρπασόμενος τοὺς Φωκέας take them by storm or at once, Hdt.8.28, cf. 9.59:—
Pass., ἀνήρπασται πόλις E.Ph.1079, Hel.751, D.9.47; ἐκ μέσης τῆς Ἑλλάδος Aeschin.3.133.

IV. carry off, steal, πολλοὺς καὶ πολλὰ χρήματα ἔχομεν ἀνηρπακότες X.An.1.3.14; τρία τάλαντα ἀνηρπάκασι D.27.29; of regraters, buy up unfairly, ἀ. σῖτον Lys.22.15.