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βα^σα^ν-ίζω , Att. fut.
A.-ι^ῶAr.Ra. 802, 1121, Ec.748: aor. ἐβασάνισα, subj. βασανίσω v.l. in Id.Ra.618 cod. R:—Pass., aor. ἐβασανίσθην: pf. βεβασάνισμαι:—rub upon the touch-stone (βάσανος)“, χρυσόνPl.Grg.486d: hence, put to the test, prove, Arist.GA747a3 (Pass.), etc.; investigate scientifically, Hp.Aër.3; of the instances used in inductive inference, ἀπὸ τῶν πανταχόθεν βεβασανισμένων [μεταβαίνομεν] Phld.Sign.29.
II. of persons, examine closely, cross-question, Hdt.1.116, 2.151, Ar.Ach.110, Ra.802, etc.; βεβασανισμένος εἰς δικαιοσύνην having his love of justice put to the test, Pl.R.361c, cf. 413e, Smp.184a; ὑπὸ δακρύων βασανίζεσθαι, i.e. to be convicted of being painted by tears (washing off the cosmetic), X.Oec.10.8.
2. question by applying torture, torture, rack (v. βάσανοςIII), Ar.Ra.616,618; [“δούλους] πάντας παραδίδωμι βασανίσαιAntipho 2.4.8, cf. 5.36:—Pass., to be put to the torture, Th.7.86, Lys.4.14, Arist.Rh.Al.1443b31; “αἰωνίοις ἀμοιβαῖς βασανισθησόμενοι πρὸς τῶν θεῶνPhld.D.1.19; to be tortured by disease (censured by Luc.Sol.6), Ev.Matt.8.6; ὑπὸ τῶν κυμάτων ib.14.24; of animals, Philostr.VA 1.38: metaph. of the earth, ib.6.10.
3. metaph. of style, strain, Longin.10.6; “βεβασανισμένοςforced, unnatural, D.H.Th.55.
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