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παρα-τρίβω [ι_],
A.rub beside or alongside, π. χρυσὸν ἀκήρατον ἄλλῳ χρυσῷ (sc. ἐς βάσανον) rub pure gold by the side of other gold on the lapis Lydius and see the differ ence of the marks they leave, Hdt.7.10.ά :—Pass., to be rubbed beside or upon, “καθάπερ πρὸς τὰς βασάνουςArist.Col.793a33; “ἐς βάσανον ἐλθὼν παρατρίβομαι ὥστε μολύβδῳ χρυσόςThgn.417.
2. rub on or against, “τινί τιAel.NA17.44; πρὸς θάμνους Suid.s.v.ὅπου αἱ ἔλαφοι :— Pass., rub oneself against, “τὰ ὕπτια πρὸς τὰ ὕπτιαArist.HA 540b12 ; dub. in Sor.1.7.
3. rub slightly, brush, “π. οὔρῳ τοὺς ὀδόνταςD.S.5.33, cf. Diocl.Fr.141 ; “τοὺς ὀφθαλμούςS.E.M.7.258.
III. παρατρίψασθαι τὸ μέτωπον harden the forehead as it were by perpetual rubbing, i. e. to be utterly hardened, dead to shame, Str.13.1.45.
IV. Pass., to be exhausted, “ἀναβάσειPOxy.1668.24 (iii A. D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.10
    • Strabo, Geography, 13.1.45
    • Polybius, Histories, 27.15.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.11.2
    • Polybius, Histories, 4
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 5.33
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 17.44
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