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θέλγω 1 ionic imperf. θέλγεσκε Od.

I.properly, to stroke or touch with magic power, Lat. mulcere, and so to charm, enchant, spell-bind, of Hermes, who with his magic wand ἀνδρῶν ὄμματα θέλγει, lays men in a charmed sleep, Hom.; of the sorceress Circe, Od., etc. bad sense, to cheat, cozen, Hom., Soph.

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