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λοχ-εύω , (
A.λόχος11) bring forth, bear, “παῖδαh.Merc.230, cf. Orph.A.184, etc.; “γαστὴρ σ᾽ ἐλόχευσεAP9.126; of the father, beget, Orph.A.136, cf. 13; of both parents, ib.159; metaph., produce, “φλογὸς ἄσθμαColuth.179:—Med., -“ομένην δε . . ἔαρ ὕμνωνAP7.12.
2. of the midwife, bring to the birth, deliver, τινα E.Ion 948, 1596, cf. El.1129:—hence in Pass., to be brought to bed, be in labour, “ἔνθ᾽ ἐλοχεύθηνId.Tr.602 (lyr.); λοχευθεῖσ᾽ ἀστραπηφόρῳ πυρί, of Semele, Id.Ba.3, cf. Plu.Pel.16: c. gen., “λοχευθείσης αὐτοῦ τῆς μητρόςId.Cic.2.
3. of a man, practise couvade, D.S.5.14.
II. Med., in sense of Act., of the mother, E.Ion 921 (anap.), Arist.HA616a34, Call.Del.326; also of the birthplace, APl. 4.295.
III. Pass., of the child, to be born, S.OC1322; Τιτᾶνι λοχευθεῖσαν by the obstetric art of the Titan, E.Ion455 (lyr.).
2. metaph., generally, lie embedded, “ἐν τεύτλοισι λ.Ar.Pax 1014 (anap.). -ή, , = λόχμη, Supp.Epigr.2.544 (Mylasa).
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