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by biting with the teeth, Lat. mordicus, Hom.; ὀδὰξ ἕλον οὖδας they bit the ground, of men in the agonies of death, Il.; so, γαῖαν ὀδὰξ ἑλόντες Eur.; ὀδὰξ ἐν χείλεσι φύντες biting the lips in smothered rage, Od.; διατρώξομαι ὀδὰξ τὸ δίκτυον Ar.
From δακεῖν with ο prefixed.

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