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παίω, Boeot. πήω Hdn.Gr.2.949; Att. 2sg. imper. παῖ X.Cyn.6.18 codd.: fut. παίσω E.El.688, X.An.3.2.19, παιήσω Ar.Nu.1125, Lys.459: aor. ἔπαισα Supp.Epigr.2.509.4, al. (Crete, v B. C.), A.Pers. 397, X.An.5.8.10: pf. πέπαικα LXX Nu.22.28, (ὑπερ-) Ar.Ec.1118, D.50.34:—
Med., impf. ἐπαιόμην Plu.Pomp.24: aor. ἐπαισάμην X. Cyr.7.3.6:—
Pass., aor. ἐπαίσθην A.Th.957, Ch.184, Luc.Salt.10: pf. πέπαισμαι (ἐμ-) Ath.12.543f; but the pass. tenses were mainly supplied by πλήσσω (παίσαντές τε καὶ πληγέντες S.Ant.171); and ἐπάταξα (from πατάσσω) was generally used as aor.:—
poet. Verb (not in Hom., rare in Att. Prose), strike, smite, whether with the hand, or with a rod or other weapon, σκυτάλοισί τινας Hdt.3.137, cf. A.Ag. 1384, etc.: freq. with acc. omitted, παισθεὶς ἔπαισας Id.Th.957; παῖε πᾶς strike home!, E.Rh.685; παισάτω πᾶς (παῖς codd.), παῖ δή, παῖ δή X.Cyn. l.c.; π. τινὰ ἐς τὴν γῆν Hdt.9.107; π. τινὰ μάστιγι S.Aj.242 (lyr.), etc.; π. ὑφ' ἧπαρ αὑτήν Id.Ant.1315; παίσας πρὸς ἧπαρ φασγάνῳ E.Or.1063; π. τινὰ ἐς τὴν γαστέρα Ar.Nu.549; εἰς τὰ στέρνα X.Cyr. 4.6.4; τινὰ ἐς πλευρὰν ξίφει E.Rh.794; κατὰ τὸ στέρνον X.An.1.8.26; κάρα S.Aj.308, cf. OT1270; τὸν νῶτόν τινος Alciphr.3.43: c. dupl. acc., π. ῥοπάλῳ τινὰ τὸ νῶτον Ar.Av.497: c. acc. cogn., ὀλίγας π. (sc. πληγάς) X.An.5.8.12; τί μ' οὐκ ἀνταίαν ἔπαισέν τις (sc. πληγήν); S.Ant.1309 (lyr.); π. ἅλμην, of rowers, A.Pers.397, E.IT1391:—
Med., ἐπαίσατο τὸν μηρόν he smote his thigh, X.Cyr. 7.3.6, cf. Plu.Pomp.24:—
Pass., παιομένους Th.4.47, cf. A.Pers. 416, Antipho 2.4.4, etc.; πὺξ παιόμενος, opp. ἐγχειριδίῳ πληγείς, Lys. 4.6.

b. rarely of missiles, X.Cyr.6.4.18:—
Pass., τὰ παιόμενα τοῖς κεραυνοῖς Plu.2.665d; of atoms, παίονται καὶ παίουσι τὸν ἅπαντα χρόνον ib.1111e.

2. c. acc. instrumenti, drive, dash one thing against another, ναῦς ἐν νηὶ̈ στόλον ἔπαισε struck its beak against .., A.Pers.409; π. λαιμῶν εἴσω ξίφος E.Or.1472 (lyr.); [ναῦς] θάλασσα π. πρὸς χωρία δύσορμα Plu.Pyrrh.15: metaph., ἐν δ' ἐμῷ κάρᾳ θεὸς ..μέγα βάρος ἔπαισεν S.Ant.1274 (lyr.).

3. drive away, τοὺς σφῆκας ἀπὸ τῆς οἰκίας Ar.V.456.

4. of sexual intercourse, Id.Pax874.

5. hit hard in speaking, π. στρογγύλοις τοῖς ῥήμασιν Id.Ach.686, cf. Lib. Or.63.34.

6. metaph., quench one's thirst, διψῶντα ..ὄξει παίειν Eub. 138 (anap.); cf. πατάσσω 11.2.

II. intr., strike, dash against or upon, λόγοι παίουσ' εἰκῇ πρὸς κύμασιν ἄτης A.Pr.885 (anap.); πρὸς τὰς πέτρας π. X.An.4.2.3: c. acc., ἔπαισεν ἄφαντον ἕρμα A.Ag.1007 (lyr.); λανθάνει στήλην ἄκραν παίσας, of a charioteer, S.El.745. (From παfιω, cf. Lat. pavio, pavimentum.)

III. devour, παίειν ἐφ' ἁλὶ τὴν μάδδαν Ar.Ach.835, cf. Hsch.; perh. to be read in Epich. 35.12: it has been doubted whether this is the same word as παίω 1, but cf. ἐρείδω 11.2, κόπτω 1.10, σποδέω 111, φλάω 1.2.