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νέω (B), fut. νήσω: aor. 1 ἔνησα:—Pass., aor. ἐνήθην: pf. νένησμαι ἐπι-) Ps.-Luc.Philopatr.14:—
A.spin, Hom. only aor. Med., ἅσσα οἱ κατὰ Κλῶθες νήσαντο the happenings which they spun out to him, Od. 7.198; of a spider, “νῇ νήματαHes.Op.777; “στήμονα μακρὸν ἔνησαBatr.183; “πέπλους τε νῆσαιS.Fr.439; “στήμονα νήσωAr.Lys.519; “νῶσαι μαλθακωτάτην κρόκηνEup.319; “τὰ νηθένταPl.Plt.282e: 3pl. νῶσι occurs in Ael.NA7.12 (as if from νάω), cf. Poll.7.32, 10.125, EM344.1; and Hsch. cites νῶντα: νήθοντα; in Eup.l.c. Meineke restores νῆσαι for νῶσαι. (Cf. Lat. neo 'spin', OHG. nāan 'sew', etc.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 777
    • Homer, Odyssey, 7.198
    • Plato, Statesman, 282e
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 439
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 519
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 7.12
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