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τανύω τείνω stretch, strain, stretch out, Il.; τ. βιόν to string a bow, Od.; and in Mid., τόξον τανυσσάμενος having strung his bow, Il.:—of putting the strings to a harp, ἐτάνυσσε χορδήν Od.; τ. κανόνα to push the weaving-bar tight, i. e. to weave, Il.; ὅπως τανύσηι when he reins in [the horses], id=Il.; ἐπὶ Ἀκράγαντι τανύσσας (sc. ὀϊστούς) having aimed them, Pind.:—Pass., γναθμοὶ τάνυσθεν (for ἐτανύσθησαν) the hollow cheeks filled out, Od.; to run at full stretch, of horses galloping, Hom.
2.metaph. to strain, make more intense, μάχην Il.; ἔριδα πολέμοιο πεῖραρ τάνυσσαν strained the tug of war, id=Il. stretch out, lay along, lay, Hom.; τ. τινὰ ἐν κονίηις, ἐπὶ γαίηι to lay one in the dust, stretch him at his length, id=Hom.:—Pass. to lie stretched out, id=Hom.: to extend, Od.; ἐπὶ χθονὶ κεῖτο τανυσθείς Il.:—also, τρίβος τετάνυστο the path stretched away, Theocr.

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