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ῥέω flow, run, stream, gush, Hom., etc.:—with dat. of that which flows, πηγὴ ῥέει ὕδατι the fountain runs with water, Il.; ῥέεν αἵματι γαῖα id=Il.; ῥεῖ γάλακτι πέδον Eur.; of a river, μέγας ῥεῖ runs with full stream, Hdt.; so, πολὺς ῥεῖ, metaph. of men, Aesch.; of a river, also, . ἀπὸ χιόνος to derive its stream from melted snow, Hdt.:—proverb., ἄνω ῥέειν to flow backwards, of impossibilities, Eur.
2.metaph. of things, ἐκ χειρῶν βέλεα ῥέον from their hands rained darts, Il.; of a flow of words, ἀπὸ γλώσσης μέλιτος γλυκίων ῥέεν αὐδή id=Il.; absol., of the tongue, to run glibly, Aesch. (cf. Hor., salso multoque fluenti): of words or sentiments, to be current, Soph. fall, drop off, e. g. of hair, Od., Theocr.: then, generally, to flow or melt away, perish, Soph., Plat.
4.of persons, . ἐπί or εἴς τι to be inclined, given to a thing, Isocr., Plat.
II.very rarely trans. to let flow, pour, ἔρρει χοάς Eur.
2.c. acc. cogn., ῥείτω γάλα, μέλι let the land run milk, honey, Theocr.; οἶνον ῥέων Luc.

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