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βα^φ-ή , ,
A.dipping of red-hot iron in water, S.Aj. 651: hence, temper or edge of a blade or tool produced thereby,τὴν β. ἀφιᾶσιν ὥσπερ σίδηρος εἰρήνην ἄγοντεςArist.Pol.1334a8, cf. Plu.Alex. 32, Pyrrh.24; τὰ σιδήρια τὴν β. ἀνίησι lose their edge, Thphr.HP5.3.3, cf. CP1.22.6; χαλκοῦ βαφαί prob. poet. for σιδήρου β. in A.Ag.612 (v. Sch. ad loc., but cf. βάψις): metaph., temper,τῆς ἀνδρείας οἷον β. τις θυμός ἐστι καὶ στόμωμαPlu.2.988d; of wine, ib.650b.
II. dye, Thphr.HP4.6.5; “πορφυρᾶ β.A.Pers.317 (metaph. of blood), cf. Pl.R. 430a; κρόκου βαφάς the saffron-dyed robe, A.Ag.239 (lyr.); βαφαὶ ὕδρας the arrows dipped in the hydra's blood, E.HF1188 (lyr.); “χειλέων β.Philostr.Ep.22: metaph., “β. τυραννίδοςPlu.2.779c.
2. gilding, silvering, αἱ δύο β. Zos.Alch.p.168B., cf. p.208B.
IV. infection, Aret.CD2.13.
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 612
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 317
    • Euripides, Heracles, 1188
    • Plato, Republic, 430a
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 651
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 239
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 32
    • Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 24
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