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ἀλείφω From Root !lip, with α prefixed, v. λίπος anoint with oil, oil the skin, as was done after bathing, or before gymnastic exercises, the Act. referring to the act of another, Mid. to oneself, Il.; often with λίπα added (v. λίπα):— metaph. to prepare as if for gymnastics, to stimulate, Plat., etc. ἐπαλείφω, to plaster, οὔατα ἀλεῖψαι to stop up the ears, Od.

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