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διατρίβω 1 2 3 rub between, rub hard, rub away, consume, waste, Hom.:—Pass., διατρι^βῆναι to perish utterly, Hdt.
II.δ. χρόνον, Lat. terere tempus, to spend time, id=Hdt., Xen.: Pass., ἐνιαυτὸς διετρίβη Thuc.
2.absol. (without χρόνον), to waste time, pass it away, οὐ μὴ διατρίψεις; i. e. make no more delay, Ar.; δ. ἐν γυμνασίοις to pass all one's time there, id=Ar.; δ. μετ᾽ ἀλλήλων to go on talking, id=Ar.: —hence, to employ oneself on or in a thing, ἔν or ἐπί τινι Plat.; περί τι id=Plat.; c. part., δ. μελετῶν Xen.
b.also absol. to lose time, delay, Il., Ar., etc.: c. gen., δ. ὁδοῖο to lose time on the way, Od. put off by delay, to thwart, hinder a thing, Hom.; δ. Ἀχαιοὺς ὃν γάμον put them off in the matter of her wedding, Od.

1 fut. ψω

2 Pass., aor2 -ετρι?́βην

3 perf. -τέτριμμαι

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