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ῥύομαι draw to oneself, i. e. draw out of danger, to rescue, save, deliver, Hom., Hes., etc.; . τινα ὑπὲκ θανάτου, ὑπὲκ κακοῦ to save from . . , Hom.;—so c. gen., . τινα τοῦ μὴ κατακαυθῆναι Hdt.; or c. inf. alone, . τινα θανεῖν or μὴ κατθανεῖν Eur.: also, to save from an illness, cure, Hdt.: to set free, redeem, Il.; ἐκ δουλοσύνης Hdt.
II.generally, to shield, guard, protect, of guardian gods, chiefs, etc., Il. etc.:—of defensive armour, id=Il.
2.Soph. has ῥῦσαι in a double sense, ῥῦσαι σεαυτὸν . . , ῥῦσαι δὲ μίασμα τοῦ τεθνηκότος deliver thyself,—and deliver us from the pollution; so, . τὰς αἰτίας to remove the charges, Thuc. draw back, to hold back, check, Od., Pind. keep off, Pind.

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