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μειλίσσω , fut. -ξω A.R.4.416: Ep. aor. Med.
A.μειλίξατοId.1.650: —make mild, soothe, treat kindly, τινα Theoc.16.28; esp. appease, propitiate: rarely c. gen., πυρὸς μειλισσέμεν (like πυρὸς χαρίζεσθαι) to appease [the dead] by fire, i.e. funeral rites, Il.7.410; of rivers, λιπαροῖς χεύμασι γαίας . . μειλίσσοντες οὖδας gladdening the soil with rich streams, A.Supp.1029 (lyr.); “ὀργὰς μ.E.Hel.1339 (lyr.); μ. τινὰ λοιβαῖς, χύτλοις, Lyc.542, A.R.4.708.
II. Pass., “μειλίσσομαιto be soothed, grow calm, h. Cer. 290; to be subdued, “πυρὸς μειλίσσετ᾽ ἀϋτμήA.R.3.531.
III. Med., use soothing words, μηδέ τί μ᾽ αἰδόμενος μειλίσσεο μηδ᾽ ἐλεαίρων extenuate not aught from respect or pity, Od. 3.96.
3. implore, A.R.3.985, 4.1012.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 1029
    • Euripides, Helen, 1339
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.410
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.96
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.650
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.860
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.531
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.985
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1012
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.416
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.708
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 7.23
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