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λα^φύσσω , Att. λα^φυ_ροπώλ-ττω , fut.
A.λαφύξωAel.Fr.156: aor. “ἐλάφυξαOrph. L.120, etc.:—Med. (v. infr.), aor. inf. “λαφύξασθαιLyc.321:—swallow greedily, gulp down, of the lion, “αἷμα καὶ ἔγκατα πάντα λαφύσσειIl.11.176; of dogs, Luc.Asin.27; of wild beasts, eagles, etc., Q.S.10.316, etc.; also, of bears, tear open, “ὄνυξι τὴν γαστέραAel.NA4.45: metaph., of fire, consume, AP5.238 (Paul. Sil.); of disease, Aret.CA2.3:— Med., of men, eat gluttonously, gorge, “λαφύσσεται λαφυγμόνEup. 148, cf. Lyc. l.c.—Poet. Verb used in late Prose, as Ph.1.550 (abs.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.176
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 2.3
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 4.45
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