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τροφή 1 τρέφω

I.nourishment, food, victuals, Hdt., Soph., etc.; καθ᾽ ἡμέραν τρ. one's daily bread, Thuc.; τροφὴν παρέχειν to furnish provisions, forage, id=Thuc.
2.βίου τροφή or τροφαί a way of life, livelihood, living, Soph.; so, τροφή alone, δουλίαν ἕξειν τροφήν id=Soph.; then, simply, a mode of life, life, Plat.
3.that which provides sustenance, as the bow of Philoctetes, Soph.
II.nurture, rearing, bringing up, Hdt., Trag.; in pl., ἐν τροφαῖσιν while in the nursery, Aesch., etc., Eur., etc.
III.sometimes, in Poets, a brood, νέα τροφή, of young people, Soph.; ἀρνῶν τροφαί, i. e. young lambs, Eur.

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