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ἐρύω drag along the ground, drag, draw, a ship in to the sea or on to land, Hom.; νεκρὸν ἐρ., to drag a body away, rescue, Il.; or to drag off for plunder, id=Il.; of dogs and birds of prey, to drag and tear, id=Il.:—also, to tear away battlements, id=Il.
2.without any sense of violence, φᾶρος κὰκ κεφαλῆς εἴρυσσε drew it over his head, Od.; χλαίνης ἐρύων plucking him by the cloak, Il.; τόξον Hdt.; πλίνθους εἰρύειν, Lat. ducere lateres, id=Hdt.
B.Mid. ἐρύομαι to draw for oneself, Hom.; ἐρύσασθαι νῆας to launch us ships, Il.; ξίφος ἐρύεσθαι to draw one's sword, id=Il.; ἐρύσσεσθαι τόξον to prepare to draw one's bow, i. e. to string it, Od. draw towards oneself, id=Od. draw out of the press, ἐρύσασθαί τινα μάχης Il.; hence, to rescue, deliver, of captives, to redeem, ransom, id=Il.
2.simply to protect, guard, of armour, id=Il.
III.c. acc. rei, to keep off, ward off, id=Il. thwart, check, curb, id=Il. keep guard upon, watch over, νῆας, δῶμα Od.; εἰρύαται οἴκαδ᾽ ἰόντα lie in wait for me, id=Od.; φρεσὶν ἐρύσασθαι to keep in one's heart, to conceal, id=Od. support, hold in honour, with notion of obedience, id=Od.
C.Pass. to be drawn ashore, drawn up in line, of ships, Il.; νῆες δ᾽ ὁδὸν εἰρύαται are drawn up along the road, Od.

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