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ἐσθίω eat, Lat. edo (cf. ἔδω), Hom., etc.; ἐσθ. τινός to eat of a thing (partitive gen.), Xen.:—Pass., οἶκος ἐσθίεται the house is eaten up, we are eaten out of house and home, Od.
2.metaph., πάντας πῦρ ἐσθίει the fire devours all, Il.; ἐσθ. ἑαυτόν to vex oneself (like Homer's ὃν θυμὸν κατέδων), Ar.; ἐσθ. τὴν χελύνην to bite the lip, id=Ar.

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