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αἰκάλλω , only pres. andimpf., (αἰκάλος)
A.flatter, wheedle, fondle, properly of dogs (cf. Phryn.PSp.36B.), c.acc., E.Andr.630, cf. Pl.Com. 21D.; “τὸν δεσπότην ᾔκαλλεAr.Eq.48; τὰ μὲν λόγι᾽ αἰκάλλει με flatter, please me, ib.211; αἰκάλλει καρδίαν ἐμήν it cheers myheart. Id.Th.869; “τοὺς περὶ τὴν αὐλήνPlb.5.36.1, cf. Axiop.3.4, Philostr.VA5.42:— Pass., “ὑπό τινωνPlb.15.25.31:—of a fox, σεσηρὸς αἰκάλλουσα wagging the tail fawningly, Babr.50.14.—Trag., Com., and later Prose.
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    • Polybius, Histories, 5.36.1
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 5.42
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