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κατα-τρίβω [ι_], fut. -ψω X. Cyr.8.4.36: pf. -
A.τέτρι^φαIsoc. (v. infr.):—Pass., fut. -“τρι^βήσομαιX.HG5.4.60:— rub down or away: hence,
1. of clothes, wear out, “ἀμφὶ πλευρῇσι δοράςThgn.55, cf. Ar.Fr.345, Pl.Phd.87c, Metrod.Fr.55: hence metaph., “πολλὰ σώματα κατατρίψασα ψυχήPl.Phd.91d, cf. 87d; οἱ τὰ βήματα κατατετριφότες, i.e. constant frequenters of the tribune, Isoc.Ep.8.7; “ σταλαγμὸς κ.Arist.Ph.253b15: metaph., κ. τὸ τῆς ἀρετῆς ὄνομα to have it always on one's tongue, Luc.Par.43.
b. press downwards, -“ομένης πάτῳ τῆς ῥίζηςThphr.HP6.6.10.
3. of Time, spend, consume, “κατέτριψε τὴν ἡμέραν δημηγορῶνD.57.9, cf. Aeschin. 2.14, Men.Epit.54, Plu.Caes.13; “τὰς ἡμέρας περὶ τῶν τυχόντωνArist. EN1117b35, cf. Plb.5.62.6, etc.; κ. τὸν βίον employ it fully, X.Mem. 4.7.5, Nicol.Com.1.23, cf. Phld.Rh.1.38 S.:—so in Med., τὸ πολὺ τοῦ βίου ἐν δικαστηρίοις φεύγων τε καὶ διώκων κ. waste the greater part of one's life in . . , Pl.R.405b: in pf. Pass. (later in aor. 2 -“τρι^βέντεςCod.Just., wear away one's life, pass one's whole time, c. part., “αὐλοῖς καὶ λύραισι κατατέτριμμαι χρώμενοςAr.Fr.221; “κ. στρατευόμενοςX.Mem.3.4.1; “ἐπί τινιThem.Or.26.312c.
4. of property, etc., squander, “ἅπανταX.Cyr.8.4.36; “τὸν λόγον περί τιD.H.Comp. 11.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (21):
    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 14
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 355
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1117b.35
    • Demosthenes, Against Eubulides, 9
    • Isocrates, Antidosis, 115
    • Plato, Republic, 405b
    • Plato, Phaedo, 87c
    • Plato, Phaedo, 87d
    • Plato, Phaedo, 91d
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.4.36
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.4.60
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.2.37
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 3.4.1
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 4.7.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.62.6
    • Plutarch, Caesar, 13
    • Isocrates, Ad reges Mytilenaeos, 7
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.46
    • Plutarch, Fabius Maximus, 19
    • Lucian, De parasito sive artem esse parasiticam, 43
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 11
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