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ἕλκω draw, drag, Lat. traho, with a notion of force, ποδὸς ἕλκε began to drag [the dead body] by the foot, Il.; to draw ships down to the sea, Od.; of mules, to draw a chariot, id=Od.; to draw the plough through the field, id=Od. draw after one, Il.; πέδας ἕλκ. to trail fetters after one, Hdt. tear in pieces, id=Hdt., Eur.:—Mid., ἕλκεσθαι χαίτας to tear one's hair, Il. draw a bow, Hom., etc. draw a sword, Soph.; and in Mid., to draw one's sword, Il.
6.ἕλκ. ἱστία to hoist or haul up the sails, Od. hold up scales, so as to poise or balance them, Il.
II.after Hom., in many ways: pull an oar, Hdt. drag into court, Ar.: to drag about, esp. with lewd violence, Dem., etc. draw or suck up, Hdt.: of persons drinking, to drink in long draughts, quaff, Eur., etc.; ἑλκ. μαστόν to suck the breast, id=Eur.
4.ἕλκ. βίοτον, ζόην to drag out a weary life, id=Eur.: to drag on, prolong tediously, Hdt.: κόρδακα ἑλκύσαι to dance in long, measured steps, Ar. draw to oneself, attract, Hdt., etc.
6.ἕλκ. σταθμόν to draw down the balance, i. e. to weigh so much, id=Hdt.; absol., τὸ δ᾽ ἂν ἑλκύσηι whatever it weigh, id=Hdt.
7.ἑλκύσαι πλίνθους, like Lat. ducere, to make bricks, id=Hdt.
8.Mid. to draw to oneself, amass riches, Theogn.

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