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πτύω , Il.23.697, etc.: fut. πτύσω [υ^] Hp.Prorrh.2.40;
A.πτύσομαιId.Morb.1.28: aor. ἔπτυ^σα ib.22, S.Ant.653, etc.: pf. “ἔπτυ^καS.E. M.8.252, Gal.10.374, 11.281:—Pass., fut. πτυσθήσομαι ἀνα-) Id.9.686, 15.700, (ἐμ-) Ev.Luc.18.32: aor. “ἐπτύσθηνHp.Morb.1.28: aor.2 part. “πτυένταId.Epid.2.3.4. [υ_ in pres. and impf.; later Ep. have υ^ in impf. before a short syll., Nonn.D.10.171, but mostly in compds., (ἀνα-) A.R.2.570, (ἀπο-) 4.925, (ἐξ-) Theoc.24.19; υ^ always in aor.): —spit out or up, αἷμα Il.l.c., Hp.Art.49: abs., spit, Hdt.1.99, X.Cyr. 8.1.42: c. dat., πτύσας προσώπῳ spat in his face, S.Ant.1232.
2. of the sea, disgorge, cast out, “με . . τηλόσ᾽ ἀπὸ . . ἠϊόνοςAP7.283 (Leon.), cf. Opp.H.5.596: metaph., “στοργὰν ἔπτυσας εἰς ἀνέμουςAP7.468 (Mel.): abs., ἐπ᾽ ἀϊόνι πτύοντα, of waves, Theoc.15.133; “ἱστὸς ὄλισθεν εἰς ἅλα πτύσαςwith a splash, AP9.290 (Phil.).
b. of fish, spawn, Babr.6.8.
c. prov., πρὶν πτύσαι 'before you can say Jack Robinson', Men.Pk.202.
3. metaph., πτύσας with loathing, S. Ant.653; “ἰδεῖν ῥᾷόν ἐστι καὶ πτύσαιEpicr.3.20.
4. εἰς κόλπον π., to avert a bad omen, disarm magic, etc., which was done three times, “ὡς μὴ βασκανθῶ δὲ τρὶς εἰς ἐμὸν ἔπτυσα κόλπονTheoc.6.39, cf. 20.11; “φρίξας εἰς κόλπον πτύσαιThphr.Char.16.15, cf. Luc.Nav.15, etc.; ὑπὸ κόλπον π. AP12.229 (Strat.).
II. promote the flow of spittle, of certain wines, in Pass., Hp.Vict.2.52. (Cf. Goth. speiwan 'spit', Lat. spuo, etc.)
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