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ἐρέσσω row, Hom., Soph.; of birds flying, πτεροῖς ἐρ. Eur.
II.trans. to speed by rowing; metaph., γόων ἐρέσσετ᾽ πίτυλον ply the measured stroke of lamentation, Aesch.:—Pass. to be rowed, id=Eur.; of birds, πτερύγων ἐρετμοῖσιν ἐρεσσόμενοι with the oarage of wings (cf. Virgil's remigio alarum), id=Eur.
2.generally, to put in quick motion, ply, τὸν πόδα Eur.: —metaph., ἐρ. ἀπειλάς to set threats in motion, Soph.; ἐρ. μῆτιν id=Soph.:—Pass., of a bow, to be plied, handled, id=Soph. row through the sea, Anth.

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