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μα^λάσσω , Att. μα^λάκ-ττω , fut. -ξω E.Or.1201: (μαλακός):—
A.make soft,
I. of dressing leather, make it supple, Luc.Anach.24; “μ. δέρμαHp.Aph. 5.22, of the human skin:—hence, with reference to Cleon's trade of tanner, μ. τινά give one a hiding, Ar.Eq.388: metaph., ἐν παγκρατίου στόλῳ μαλαχθείς worsted in it, Pi.N.3.16; χηλῇ μαλαχθείς crushed by the hoof, of a toad, Babr.28.6.
2. soften metal or other materials for working, “ὥσπερ σίδηρον μ.Pl.R.411b:—Pass., Arist. Mete.383a31.
3. calm, μαλάξοντες βιατὰν πόντον, of the Dioscuri, Lyr.Adesp.133.
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