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ψάω [α_, but always contracted],
A.ψῇS.Tr.678, inf. ψῆν περι-) Ar.Eq.909: impf. contr. 3sg. prob. ἀπέψη (v. ἀποψάω): fut. ψήσω ἀπο-) Id.Lys.1035: aor. “ἔψησαHippon.12 Diehl, A.R.3.831, (κατ-, περι-) Pl.Phd.89b, Ar.Pl.730:—Med., freq. in compos. with ἀπό:— Pass., aor. ἐψήθην συν-) LXX Je.31(48).33 (v.l. -ψήσθ-; ἐψήσθην ἀν-) BGU530.17 (i A. D.): pf. ἔψησμαι παρ-) Poll.4.152. Later authors sts. use the contr. by α_ instead of η, inf. “ἀνα-ψᾶνDsc.4.64:— rub, wipe,τίς ὀμφαλητόμος σε . . ἔψησε κἀπέλουσεν;Hippon. l. c.; polish, PHolm.3.19; rub smooth,αὐσταλέας δ᾽ ἔψησε παρηΐδαςA.R. l. c.; of solderers, PLond.3.1177.285 (ii A. D.).
II. intr., crumble away, vanish, disappear, S.Tr.678 (s. v. l.). (ψάω, ψαίω, ψαύω, ψαίρω, ψήχω, ψώχω, and perh. ψίω, ψωμός, seem to be different enlargements of ψ-, which corresponds to ps- in Skt. psā ´ti, bhes- in Skt. babhasti 'crush, chew, devour', bhasman 'ashes'.)
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