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ταράσσω cf. θράσσω Root ΤΑΡΑΧ stir, stir up, trouble, in a physical sense, ἐτάραξε πόντον Od.; ὁμοῦ τ. τήν τε γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλατταν Ar.; βροντήμασι κυκάτω πάντα Aesch.; πάντα τ., of a speaker, to jumble up, Dem.; δεινὰ τ. makes "confusion worse confounded," Soph. trouble the mind, confound, agitate, disturb, disquiet, Trag., Plat., etc.: absol. to cause confusion, Plat.
3.of an army, to throw into disorder, Hdt., Xen., etc.:—Pass. to be in disorder, Hdt., Thuc.
4.of political matters, to agitate, distract, Ar.:—Pass. to be in a state of disorder or anarchy, Thuc., Dem.
5.ταράττεσθαι ἐπὶ τῶν ἵππων to be shaken in one's seat on horseback, Xen. stir up mud, raise by stirring up, Ar.: metaph., τ. νεῖκος, πόλεμον Soph., Plat.; Pass., πόλεμος ἐταράχθη Dem.
III.intr. perf. τέτρηχα, to be in disorder or confusion, be in an uproar, τετρήχει δ᾽ ἀγορή Il.; ἀγορὴ τετρηχυῖα id=Il.

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