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βάπτω Root ΒΑΦ

I.trans. to dip in water, Lat. immergere, Od., Plat.:—of slaughter, ἐν σφαγαῖσι βάψασα ξίφος Aesch.; ἔβαψας ἔγχος Soph.; φάσγανον εἴσω σαρκὸς ἔβαψεν Eur.
2.to dip in poison, ἰούς, χιτῶνα Soph.
3.to dip in dye, to dye, Hdt., Aesch.:—Comic, βάπτειν τινὰ βάμμα Σαρδιανικόν to dye one in the [red] dye of Sardis, i. e. give him a bloody coxcomb, Ar.
4.to draw water by dipping a vessel, Theocr.; βάψασα ἁλός (sc. τὸ τεῦχος) having dipped it so as to draw water from the sea, Eur.
II.intr., ναῦς ἔβαψεν the ship dipped, sank, id=Eur.

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