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τρα^φερός , ά, όν, (τρέφω)
A.well-fed, fat, οἱ τραφεροί or τὰ τραφερά the fat ones, i. e. fishes, Theoc.21.44.
II. Hom. uses τραφερή (sc. γῆ), , as Subst., dry land,ἐπὶ τραφερήν τε καὶ ὑγρήνIl.14.308, Od.20.98, h.Cer.43:—in later Poets as Adj., “νομὸς τ.Arat. 1027; “κέλευθος ὑγρή τε τ. τεA.R.2.545; “τ. ἄρουραOpp.H.1.204; ἤθεα τ. tracts of dry land, ib.5.334. (In this sense it is from τρέφω (A) 1, make thick.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 20.98
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 43
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.308
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.545
    • Oppian, Halieutica, 1
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