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βρίθω [ι_], Ep. subj.
A.βρίθῃσιOd.19.112: Ep. impf. “βρῖθον9.219: fut. “βρίσωB.9.47, Ep. inf. “-έμενh.Cer.456: aor. “ἔβρι_σαIl.12.346, etc.: pf. “βέβρι_θα16.384, Hp.Mul.2.133, E.El.305: plpf. “βεβρίθειOd. 16.474:—Pass. (v. infr.):—poet. Verb (also in later Prose, v. infr.), to be heavy or weighed down with, c. dat., “σταφυλῇσι βρίθουσαν ἀλωήνIl.18.561; “βρίθῃσι δὲ δένδρεα καρπῷOd.19.112, cf. 16.474; ὑπὸ λαίλαπι . . βέβριθε χθών (sc. ὕδατι) Il.16.384; βότρυσι, καρποῖς, Jul. Or.3.113a, 7.230d: metaph., “ἀλάστωρ ξίφεσι βρίθωνE.Ph.1557 (lyr.); “ὄλβῳ β.Id.Tr.216 (lyr.); “πίνῳ . . βέβριθαId.El.305; “κάτω β. περὶ τὴν ὔληνIamb.Myst.5.11.
3. c. acc., “βούβρωστις φόνον βρίθουσαEpigr.Gr.793.4.
4. abs., to be heavy, ἔρις . . βεβριθυῖα ( = βαρεῖα) Il.21.385; “εὔχεσθαι . . βρίθειν Δημήτερος ἱερὸν ἀκτήνHes. Op.466; so in Hp. and later Prose, ἂν . . βρίσῃ wherein the weight is thrown, Hp.Flat.10; βεβρίθασιν οἱ τιτθοί are loaded, Id.Mul.2.133, cf. Ph.1.330, etc.; “ἐς γόνατα κεφαλὴ β.Philostr.Im.1.18: but rare in Att., βρίθει ἵππος bows or sinks, Pl. Phdr.247b; ὅταν βρίσῃ [ὁ κύκλος] ἐπὶ θάτερον μέρος inclines to one side, Arist.Pr.915b3: metaph., πᾷ τύχα βρίσει how Fortune will incline the scales, B.9.47.
II. of men, outweigh, prevail, “ἐέδνοισι βρίσαςOd.6.159: abs., have the preponderance in fight, prevail, “ὧδε γὰρ ἔβρισαν Αυκίων ἀγοίIl.12.346; “τῇ δὲ γὰρ ἔβρισαν . . Ἕκτωρ Αἰνείας τε17.512; βρίσαντες ἔβησαν charged with their might, ib.233; later εὐδοξίᾳ β. to be mighty in . . , Pi.N.3.40; “εἰ . . χειρὶ βρίθεις πλούτου βάθειS.Aj.130.
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    • Aeschylus, Persians, 346
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 153
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    • Euripides, Electra, 305
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1557
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 216
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 290
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 466
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.346
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    • Homer, Iliad, 8.307
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.334
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.159
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.219
    • Homer, Odyssey, 16.474
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.112
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 456
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 247b
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 130
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 286
    • Philostratus the Lemnian (Philostratus Major), Imagines, 1.18
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