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τείρω , impf. ἔτειρον, found only in pres. and impf. Act. and Pass., and in Aeol. pf. inf. Pass. τέτορθαι Hdn.Gr.2.69:—of the effects of pain, sorrow, etc., on body and mind,
A.oppress, distress, weaken, τείρουσι (sc. ἡμᾶς or σε)“ μαρνάμενοιIl.6.255, cf. 8.102, 24.489; “ἀλλά σε γῆρας τείρει4.315; “βέλεος δέ σε τείρει ἀκωκή13.251; “τεῖρε γὰρ αὐτὸν ἕλκος16.510; “ὀδυνάων αἳ νῦν μιν τείρουσι κατὰ φρένας15.61, cf. Od.1.342; “ἱδρὼς γάρ μιν ἔτειρενIl.5.796; “τεῖρε γὰρ αἰνῶς φωκάων . . ὀδμήOd.4.441; “μιν ἔτειρεν ἔροςHes.Fr.105; “νιν ἔρως ἔτειρενTelest.1.6; “κακαὶ τ. μέριμναιMimn.1.7; “ἐπεί με . . τύχαι τείρουσ᾽ ἌτλαντοςA.Pr.350; ὀδύνη με τ. E.Rh.799:—Pass., “τείροντο δὲ νηλέϊ χαλκῷIl.17.376; καμάτῳ τε καὶ ἱδρῷ ib.745; “ἔνδοθι θυμὸς ἐτείρετο πένθεϊ λυγρῷ22.242; τείρετο δ᾽ αἰνῶς she was sore distressed, 5.352; τειρόμενοι, by war, 11.801, cf. 6.387, al.; “ἕλκει -όμενονPi.P.1.52; ἄχθεσι τ. Tyrt.6; ἐν . . κακῷ τείρει (2sg. Pass.) “ψυχὴν ἐξαπατηθείςAr.Lys.960; “Ἑρμιόνας δούλαν: ἇς ὕπο τειρομένα . . τάκομαιE.Andr.114 (lyr.).--Poet. word, used by Gal.14.632, Ael.NA14.11. (The other tenses are supplied by τέτρυμαι etc. from τρύω (not found before Call. in pres. or impf.), which may be cogn.)
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