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ἐλαύνω, ἐλάω , inf. ἐλάα_ν, ipf. ἔλων, fut. ἐλόωσι, aor. ἤλασσε, ἔλασσε, iter. ἐλάσασκε, pass. plup. ἠλήλατο, ἐλήλατο, 3 pl. ἐληλάδατο or ἐληλέδατο: drive, impel, strike, mid., for oneself, Od. 4.637, Il. 10.537, etc.; freq. of ‘rowing’ a vessel, with and without νῆα, Od. 13.22, pass. Od. 13.155; so of driving horses, without obj. expressed, Il. 5.264 ; μάστι_ξεν δ᾽ ἐλάα_ν, Od. 3.484; hence apparently often intrans., πόντον ἐλαύνοντες, Il. 7.6, Ν 27, Od. 7.319; of ‘driving away’ cattle, horses, etc., Il. 1.154; in the sense strike the verb occurs often, esp. of ‘forging,’ Il. 12.296; of ‘drawing,’ or ‘laying out’ a fence or wall, or a swath in reaping, ἕρκος, τεῖχος, τάφρον, Il. 7.450, Il. 9.349, Il. 18.564; σταυρούς, Od. 14.11; χάλκεοι τοῖχοι ἐληλέδατο, ‘were extended,’ Od. 7.86 ; ὄγμον, Il. 11.68; metaph., of ‘persecuting,’ Od. 5.290; being ‘racked’ with pain, Il. 16.518; ‘raising’ a din, Il. 1.575.
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