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οἰστρ-άω or οἰστρ-έω , the former in Pl. (v. infr.), Arist.HA602a26, Men. (v. infr.), the latter in Theoc.6.28, Luc.Asin.33 : fut.
A.-ήσωGp. 17.5.3 : aor. οἴστρησα (Elmsl. ᾤστρησα) E.Ba.32, cf. Choerob. in Theod. 2.50 H.; part. οἰστρήσας (v. infr.) :—Pass. (v. infr.):—sting. prop. of the gadfly (οἶστρος): hence, metaph., sting to madness, αὐτὰς ἐκ δόμων ᾤστρησα I drove them raging out of the house, E.l.c.: —Pass., “οἰστρηθείςdriven mad, S.Tr.653, E.Ba.119 (both lyr.); of sexual passion, “οἰστρημένος ὑπὸ τοῦ ἔρωτοςIamb.VP31.195 ; “εἰς μεῖξινAel.NA15.9, cf. Luc.Asin.33.
II. intr., go mad, rage, of Io driven by the gadfly, “οἰστρήσασαin frenzy, frantically, A.Pr.836 ; of Menelaus, “καθ᾽ Ἑλλάδ᾽ οἰστρήσαςE.IA77 ; of the tunny when attacked by the οἶστρος (1.2), Arist.HA602a26, cf. 598a18 : metaph., “ ψυχὴ οἰστρᾷ καὶ ὀδυνᾶταιPl.Phdr.251d, cf. R.573e ; “τοῖς οἰστρῶσινId.Tht.179e ; “οἰστρῶντι πόθῳMen.312.
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