ἐπιστέλλω

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From ἐπί (epí, upon) + στέλλω (stéllō, I prepare, send).

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ἐπῐστέλλω (epistéllō)

  1. I send to, inform by letter/message
  2. I order, command, esp. in writing
    • 430 BCE – 354 BCE, Xenophon, Cyropaedia 4.5.34
      ἐγὼ ἐπιστέλλω σοι περὶ Περσῶν ᾗπερ γέγραπται
      I instruct you exactly as it is written
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 4.131
      ἔφη οἱ ἐπεστάλθαι ἄλλο ἢ δόντα τὴν ταχίστην ἀπαλλάσσεσθαι
      he said that he had been told only to give the gifts and then leave at once

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