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τείνω (cf. tendo), aor. 1 ἔτεινα, τεῖνε, pass. perf. τέταται, plup. τέτατο, τετάσθην, aor. τάθη, pass. ταθείς: stretch, stretch out, extend, draw tight; of a bow, Il. 4.124; reins fastened tightly to the chariot rim (see cut No. 10), Il. 5.322; a sword hung by the baldric, Il. 22.307; a helmet-strap drawn under the chin, Il. 3.372. Metaph., λαίλαπα, pass., νύξ, πτόλεμος, Il. 16.365, Il. 17.736, Od. 11.19. ἵπποισι τάθη δρόμος, ‘was put forth,’ ‘exerted,’ Il. 23.375, 758. Cf. τανύω.
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