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θῆσαι , aor. 1 inf. Act.,
A.suckle, Hsch.; elsewh. Med., suck; Hom. has pres. inf., ἀλλ᾽ αἰεὶ παρέχουσιν ἐπηετανὸν γάλα θῆσθαι they give milk to suck the year round, Od.4.89: aor. 1, θήσατο μαζόν he sucked the breast, Il.24.58, cf. Call.Jov.48; part., “θησάμενοςhaving sucked, h.Cer.236; “γάλαCall.Sos.vii.4; but,
II. suckle, “Ἀπόλλωνα θήσατο μήτηρh.Ap.123. (I.-E. dhē- 'suck', cf. θηλή, θῆλυς, Lett. dēt 'suck', Skt. dháyati, Goth. daddjan 'suckle', Lat. fēlare, filius.
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    • Homer, Iliad, 24.58
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.89
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 123
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