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ὀχ-εύω , of male animals,
A.cover, “τὸ μὲν θῆλυ τίκτειν, τὸ δὲ ἄρρεν ὀχεύεινPl.R.454d, cf. Hdt.3.85:—the Act. being used of the male, the Pass. of the female, “ὀχεύει καὶ ὀχεύεταιArist.HA575a22; so “ὠχευμένηνId.GA748a33:—Med., of both sexes, copulate, Hdt.2.64 (of birds), cf. Thphr.Sign.25, al.
II. c. acc., mount, cover, “τὴν κύναPl.Euthd.298e, etc.
2. of the groom, put the horse to the mare, Arist.GA748a19.—It seems to have been the generic word for all animals, v. Ath.8.353e; but was not prop. used of mankind, though in Pl.R.586a it is used of men like beasts, cf. Ph.2.307, M.Ant.10.19.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.64
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.85
    • Plato, Republic, 454d
    • Plato, Republic, 586a
    • Plato, Euthydemus, 298e
    • Marcus Aurelius, M. Antonius Imperator Ad Se Ipsum, 10.19
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