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to sow: sow seed, Hes., attic sow children, to engender, beget them, Soph.:—Pass. to be born, id=Soph., Eur. scatter like seed, strew, throw about, χρυσὸν καὶ ἄργυρον Hdt.; δρόσον Eur.:—to spread abroad, as Virgil spargere voces, Soph.:—Pass. to be scattered, dispersed, Eur., Thuc. sow a field, Hes., Hdt., etc.: Pass., σπειρομένη Αἴγυπτος the arable part of Egypt, Hdt.
2.proverb., πόντον σπείρειν, of lost labour, Theogn.

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