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ἐφέλκω 1 2 3 the aor1in use is ἐφείλκυσα cf. ἕλκω draw on, drag or trail after one, ἐπ. τὰς οὐράς, of long-tailed sheep, Hdt.; ἵππον ἐκ τοῦ βραχίονος ἐπ. to lead a horse by a rein upon the arm, id=Hdt.; ναῦς ὡς ἐφέλξω will take in tow, Eur. bring on, bring in its train, id=Eur. drink off, id=Eur.
II.Pass., ἐφελκομένοισι πόδεσσι with feet trailing after him, of one who is dragged lifeless away, Il.; ἐφέλκετο ἔγχος, i. e. sticking in his hand, id=Il.; ἐπελκόμενος trailing behind, of a boat, Hdt.; οἱ ἐπελκόμενοι the stragglers of an army, id=Hdt. be attracted, Hhymn., Thuc.
III.Mid. to draw to oneself, attract, αὐτὸς γὰρ ἐφέλκεται ἄνδρα σίδηρος the very sight of arms attracts men, i. e. tempts them to use it, Od. draw or pull over, Plut.; ἐφ. ὀφρῦς to frown, Anth. bring on consequences, Eur., Xen. assume, Plat., Theocr.

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