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ἑλίσσω εἴλω turn round, to turn a chariot round the doubling-post, Il.; so of the chariot of Day, Aesch., Eur.; ἑλ. κόνιν to roll the eddying dust, Aesch.; ἑλ. δίνας of the Euripus, Eur.; ἑλ. βλέφαρα id=Eur.
2.of any rapid motion, esp. of a circular kind, ἑλ. πλάταν to ply the oar swiftly, Soph.; ἑλ. πόδα to move the swift foot, Eur.: absol. to dance, id=Eur. roll or wind round, as the wool round the distaff, Hdt., Eur.
4.metaph. to turn in one's mind, revolve, Soph.; ἑλ. λόγους to speak wily words, Eur.
II.Pass. and Mid. to turn oneself round, turn quick round, turn to bay, Il.; of a serpent, to coil himself, id=Il.; of a missile, to spin through the air, id=Il. turn hither and thither, go about, id=Il.:—also, like Lat. versari, to be busy about a thing, id=Il. whirl in the dance, Eur.
4.Mid. in Act. sense, with a whirl, like a sling, Il.
5.τὰς κεφαλὰς εἰλίχατο μίτρηισι have their heads rolled round with turbans, Hdt.

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