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βρύκω or βρύχω [υ_] (the former Att. acc. to Moer. and Ammon.; the distn. βρύκω
A.bite, βρύχω gnash does not hold good), mostly pres.: fut. “βρύξωHp.Mul.1.2, Lyc.678: aor. “ἔβρυξαHp. Epid.5.86, Nic.Th.207, al., AP7.624 (Diod.), (ἐπ-) Archipp.35: aor. 2 “ἔβρυ^χεAP9.252 (late, perh. impf.): for βέβρυ_χα, v. βρυχάομαι: —Pass., v. infr.:—eat greedily, gobble, γνάθος ἱππείη βρύκει champs the bit, Hom.Epigr.14.13; “ἑφθὰ καὶ ὀπτὰ [κρέα] . . βρύκεινE. Cyc.358, cf. 372; “πρὸς ταῦτα βρύκετ᾽Ar.Pax1315; bite, βρύκουσ᾽ ἀπέδεσθαι . . τοὺς δακτύλους biting, Id.Av.26; of smoke, ὀδὰξ ἔβρυκετὰς λήμας ἐμοῦId.Lys.301; later, simply, devour, consume, Nic.Al. 489, al.; βρύξας, of the sea, is perh. f.l. for βρόξας in AP7.624 (Diod.): metaph., tear in pieces, devour, of a gnawing disease, “βρύκειS.Tr.987 (lyr.); “βρύκει γὰρ ἅπαν τὸ παρόνCratin.58; “τὰ πατρῷα βρύκειDiph. 43.27:—Pass., “ἀπόλωλα, τέκνον, βρύκομαιS.Ph.745; “βρυχθεὶς ἁλίAP9.267 (Phil.).
II. gnash or grind the teeth, “τοὺς ὀδόντας βρύχειHp.Mul.1.7, etc., cf. AP15.51 (Arch.); “τὸ στόμα β.Babr.95.45; “β. τοὺς ὀδόντας ἐπί τιναAct.Ap.7.54; also βρύχει alone, Hp. Mul.2.120; also intr., οἱ ὀδόντες βρύχουσι ib.1.36; “βρῦκον στόμαNic. Al.226, cf. Th.207, al.:—Med., “βρύχονταιHp.Morb.Sacr.1 (prob.).
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