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τήκω Root. ΤΑΚ in classic Gr. the perf. and plup. pass. are supplied by the intr. act. perf. τέτηκα, ἐτετήκειν

I.Act. to melt, melt down (trans.), of metals, Hdt., etc.: to dissipate clouds, id=Hdt.
2.metaph. to cause to waste or pine away, Od., Eur.
II.Pass., with intr. perf. act. τέτηκα, to be dissolved, melt away, of snow, to thaw, Od., Hdt., attic; of metals, Hes.; ἄλφιτα πυρὶ τ. is consumed, Theocr.; of a corpse, to fall away, Soph.; πῦρ τετακός a dead fire, Eur.
2.metaph. to melt or waste away, pine, Hom., Hdt., attic; βλέμμα τηκόμενον a languishing look, Plut.

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