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δον-έω ,
A.shake, of the effects of the wind, τὸ δέ τε πνοιαὶ δονέουσιν they shake the young tree, Il.17.55; ἄνεμος . . νέφεα σκιόεντα δονήσας having driven them, 12.157; “ἀνέμῳ δεδονημένον αὖον ἄχερδονTheoc. 24.90: generally, shake, δ. γάλα, in order to make butter, Hdt.4.2; “δ. ἄκονταPi.P.1.44:—Pass., δονοῦνται τὸ νευρῶδες have twitchings in the tendons, Paul.Aeg.6.74.
3. Pass., wheel, of troops, Arist.Mu.399b9.
II. of sound, murmur, buzz, of bees, prob. in h.Merc.563; δ. θρόον ὕμνων rouse the voice of song, Pi.N.7.81:—also in Med. or Pass., “λυρᾶν τε βοαὶ καναχαί τ᾽ αὐλῶν δονέονταιId.P.10.39; of bees, Choeril.2; “ῥοιζήμασιν αἰθὴρ δονεῖταιAr.Av.1183.—Poet. word, used in Ion., X.Smp.2.8, and late Prose; of medical percussion, Aret.SD2.1.
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