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τρίβω rub: to rub or thresh corn, Il.; μοχλὸν τρῖψαι ἐν ὀφθαλμῶι to work round the stake in his eye, Od.; χρυσὸν βασάνωι τρ. to rub it on a touchstone, so as to test its purity (cf. παρατρίβω), Theogn.:—Mid., χρηστηρίοις ἐν τοῖσδε τρίβεσθαι μύσος to rub one's pollution upon these shrines, pollute them with it, Aesch. rub down, grind, pound, Ar., etc. crush, βότρυν id=Ar. wear out by rubbing: Pass., of a road, to wear or tread it smooth, ἀτραπὸς τετριμμένη id=Ar.
2.of Time, to wear away, spend, Lat. terere vitam, Soph., Eur.:— absol. to waste time, tarry, Aesch. waste or ravage a country, Eur.
1.of persons, to wear out, Hes.: Pass. to be worn out, Il., Thuc.:—Mid., τρίψεσθαι αὐτὴν περὶ αὑτήν to wear itself out by internal struggles, id=Thuc.:—Pass., τριβόμενος ληός an oppressed people, Hdt.
2.of money and property, to waste, squander it, id=Hdt. use constantly, Ar.
4.Pass. to be much busied or engrossed with a thing, Hdt.

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