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τεκν-όω ,
A.furnish or stock with children, “τ. πόλιν παισίE.HF7:— Pass., to be furnished with children, i.e. to have them, “ἐξ οὗ 'τεκνώθη ΛάϊοςId.Ph.868; “ἀπελευθέρας ἀστοῦ τετεκνωμένης ἐξ ΑἰγυπτίουPGnom.134 (ii A.D.).
II. engender, procreate children; in Act., commonly of the man, beget them, Hes.Fr.138, E.Ph.19, Hel.1146 (lyr.); νύμφης from a bride, Id.Med.805, cf. Stud.Ital.2.382 (Itanus): metaph., “Ὀρφεὺς χέλυν ἐτέκνωσεTim.Pers.235 (for τεκνοῦσα in S.Tr.308, v. τεκνοῦς):—Med., of the female, bear children, “ἀρχὴ ταῖς γυναιξὶ τοῦ τεκνοῦσθαι καὶ τοῖς ἄρρεσι τοῦ τεκνοῦνArist.HA585a34: metaph., ὄλβος τεκνοῦται it has offspring, A.Ag.754; “μυρίας μυρίος χρόνος τεκνοῦται νύκτας ἡμέρας τεS.OC618; “χθὼν ἐτεκνώσατο φάσματ᾽ ὀνείρωνE.IT1262 (lyr.):—but Med. is used of the man in Id.Med.574, BCH1.599 (Delph., iv B.C.), Orph.H.29.7; of both parents, E.Supp.1087; and Act. of both parents, Arist.GA715b10, al.; “τεκνώσασα μετ᾽ αὐτοῦCIG4179 (Pontus); “ τεκνώσασαSor.1.87:— Pass., to be born, Pi.I.1.17: metaph., “μὴ καὶ τεκνωθῇ δυσφορώτερος γόοςA.Th.657; “νόμοι . . δι᾽ αἰθέρα τεκνωθέντεςS.OT867 (lyr.); γάμον τεκνοῦντα καὶ τεκνούμενον, i.e. a marriage where husband and son are one, ib.1215 (lyr.); “αὐτὴ δὲ τεκοῦσ᾽ ὑπὸ τῆσδε τεκνοῦταιTheodect.4.2 (hex.).
III. in Pass. also, to be adopted, D.S.4.67.
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