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ποιμαίνω , Ep. impf.
A.ποιμαίνεσκενOd.9.188: (ποιμήν):—herd, tend,μῆλαOd. l.c.; “ἄρναςHes.Th.23; “ποίμναςE.Cyc.26, A.R.2.1004; πρόβατα v.l. in Pl.R.345c; ποιμαίνειν ἐπ᾽ ὄεσσι to be shepherd over sheep, Il.6.25, 11.106: abs., act as shepherd, tend flocks, Lys.20.11, Pl.Tht.174d, Theoc.11.65; “ἐν τοῖς ἄλσεσιν μὴ π.SIG986.3 (Chios, v/iv B.C.):—Pass., to be herded, roam the pastures, of flocks, Il.11.245, E.Alc.579 (lyr.): metaph., “ἀτρεκέων ποιμαίνεται ἔθνος ὀνείρωνMosch. 2.5 (unless Med., with ὕπνος (l. 3) as subject).
2. πᾶς πεποίμανται τόπος every country has been traversed (as by a shepherd or flocks of sheep), A.Eu.249.
II. metaph., tend, cherish,ζωᾶς ἄωτονPi.I.5(4).12; “ἱκέτηνA.Eu.91; “τὸ σῶμαPl.Ly.209a; “θεσμόνAP 12.99.
2. guide, govern,στρατόνE.Fr.744; “μάλα καὶ κατόπιν ἡμᾶς ἐποίμαινον αὖραιLuc.Am.6.
3. soothe, beguile,ἔρωτα π.Theoc.11.80; “ὀνομάτων κομψεύμασι τοὺς ἀμαθεῖς π.Luc.Am.54: hence, generally, deceive, E.Hipp.153(lyr., cod. M and Sch. for πημαίνει).
4. εἴδωλα ποιμαίνουσιν images which they send flocking, i.e. represent as flocking, Plu.2.420b.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (15):
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 249
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 91
    • Euripides, Alcestis, 579
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 26
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 153
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 23
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.25
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.188
    • Lysias, For Polystratus, 11
    • Plato, Republic, 345c
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 174d
    • Plato, Lysis, 209a
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.106
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.245
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.1004
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