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λεαίνω , also λειαίνω , Sol.4.35, Nic.Th.95, Gp.4.12.13: fut.
A.λεα^νῶArist.PA674b21; Ep. “λεια^νέωIl.15.261: aor. 1 “ἐλέηναHdt.1.200, Nic.Fr.70.15, -α_να Arist.GA788b31, “ἐλείαναIG12.372E11,373.174; Ep. ἐλείηνα, λείηνα, Il.4.111, Od.8.260:—Med., Muson.Fr.18 B p.101 H.: Ep.aor. “λειηνάμηνNic.Th.646:—Pass., Pl.Plt.270e: aor. “ἐλεάνθηνDsc.3.158, S.E.P.1.130; Ion.subj. “λειανθέωσιHp.Mul.2.168; part. “λειανθείςGp.11.13.2, Philotim. ap. Orib.4.10.1: pf.inf.“λελειάνθαιThphr.Fr.30.2, Ph.2.510; part. “λελεασμένοςDamocr. ap. Gal.13.989, Dsc.5.75, Dieuch. ap. Orib.4.6.2, Porph.Abst.4.7, “λελειασμένοςPh.1.302:—smooth, polish, of a worker in horn or stone, “πᾶν δ᾽ εὖ λειήναςIl.4.111, cf.; ἵπποισι κέλευθον πᾶσαν λειανέω I will smooth the way, Il.15.261; “λείηναν δὲ χορόνOd.8.260, “λ. τὰ τραχυνθένταPl. Ti.66c; λ. τὰ κηρία, of bees, Arist.HA625b19:—Pass., “λεαινόμενοι τὰ σώματαTheopomp.Hist.195.
2. triturate, pound in a mortar, Hdt.l.c.; grind down (of the teeth), X.Mem.1.4.6, Arist.Ph.198b26, HA501b31, Nic.Th.95, Ph.1.63:—Med., grind small, Nic.Th.646:— Pass., Philotim. ap. Orib. l.c.
b. generally, crush, extirpate, “τὰ φυόμεναHdt.4.122.
3. smooth away, “τὰς τῶν σκυτῶν ῥυτίδαςPl. Smp.191a, cf. Plt.l.c. (Pass.): metaph., smooth or soften down, “τὸν Μαρδονίον λόγονHdt.8.142; “τὸ ἐπίχολον λ. τῷ ὕπνῳPhilostr.Im.2.11; polish style, D.H.Comp.16: metaph., also, λ. τὴν κατάποσιν tickle the palate, Muson.l.c.; “τὴν ἀκοήνD.H.Comp.12: abs., [ χυλὸς] λεαίνει lubricates, soothes, Thphr.CP6.2.1.
II. intr., to be smooth, Arist.Pr.936a15.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.142
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.200
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.122
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.261
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.111
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.260
    • Plato, Statesman, 270e
    • Plato, Symposium, 191a
    • Plato, Timaeus, 66c
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.4.6
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 12
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 16
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