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πατέω πάτος tread, walk, Pind., Aesch.
II.trans. to tread on, tread, πορφύρας πατεῖν Aesch.; χῶρος οὐχ ἁγνὸς πατεῖν, i.e. it is holy ground, Soph.; πατεῖν πύλας to pass the gates, Aesch. walk in, i. e. to dwell in, frequent, Soph., Theocr.:—metaph., like Lat. terere, εὐνὰς π. to frequent, use, misuse, Aesch.; π. Αἴσωπον to be always thumbing Aesop, Ar. tread under foot, trample on, Aesch., Soph., etc.

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