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μέδω ,
A.protect, rule over, used by Hom. only in participial Subst. μέδων , οντος, , lord, ruler, freq. in pl., Ἀργείων, Φαιήκων ἡγήτορες ἠδὲ μέδοντες, Il.2.79, Od.7.136: once in sg., of Phorcys, ἁλὸς . . μέδων lord of the sea, 1.72: fem. Μέδουσα, as pr. n. of the Gorgon, Hes. Th.276, etc.: later as Verb, c. gen. loci, ὃς Αἰγαίου μέδεις πρωνός, of Poseidon, S.Fr.371 (lyr., s.v.l., πρῶνας codd.), cf. Ar.Ra.665; of Dionysus, “ὃς . . μέδεις . . παγκοίνοις Ἐλευσινίας Δηοῦς ἐν κόλποιςS. Ant.1119 (lyr.); “τιμῆς ἄλλης ἄλλο μέδειEmp.17.28.
2. plan, contrive, devise, τινί τι, always in bad sense, “κακὰ δὲ Τρώεσσι μεδέσθηνIl.4.21, 8.458. (Cf. Lat. modus, Osc. med-dix 'magistrate'.)
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