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τρέφω , aor. 1 ἔθρεψα, aor. 2 ἔτραφον, ἔτραφ̓ (τράφ̓), du. ἐτραφέτην, inf. τραφέμεν, perf. τέτροφε, mid. aor. 1 opt. θρέψαιο, pass. aor. 2, 3 pl., τράφεν: trans., make big or thick, make to grow by feeding, nourish, bring up, rear, tend; of curdling milk, Od. 9.246; among the trans. forms the aor. 1 mid. (causative) is to be included, Od. 19.368; said of plants, Il. 17.53; so fig., υ?λη τρέφει ἄγρια, χθὼν φάρμακα, Il. 11.741.—Intrans. (pass., with aor. 2 and perf. act.), thicken, congeal, grow big, wax, grow up; περὶ χροὶ τέτροφεν ἅλμη, ‘encrusted,’ Od. 23.237 ; τράφεν ἠδ᾽ ἐγένοντο, were born and bred, Il. 1.251.
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