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σμήχω , Hp.Acut.65, impf.
A.ἔσμηχονOd.6.226: aor. “ἔσμηξαAret. (v. infr.), Nonn.D.25.331, etc.:—Med. and Pass., “σμήχομαιHp. Acut. l.c.: aor. ἐσμήχθην δι-) Ar.Nu.1237: “ἐσμηξάμηνHp.Steril.219, Superf.25: pf. part. “ἐσμηγμένοςDsc.5.79:—lengthd. form of σμάω, wipe off by help of soap or unguent (cf. σμῆμα, σμῆγμα), wash off, “ἐκ κεφαλῆς δ᾽ ἔσμηχεν ἁλὸς χνόονOd. l.c.
2. clear off by help of lotions or salves, ἀχῶρας, λέπρας, Dsc.1.33, 2.9, etc.
b. purge away, “φλέγμαAret.CA1.10.
II. soap a person, wash him with soap or unguent, Hp.Acut. l.c.; wipe clean, Lyc.876; “ἀσπίδαBabr.76.12: prov., Αἰθίοπα ς. 'wash a blackamoor white', Luc.Ind.28, Zen. 1.46, Diogenian.1.45:—Med. and Pass., wash oneself or get oneself washed with soap or unguent, Hp.Acut. l.c.; σμηξάσθω τὴν κεφαλήν Id.Steril. l.c., Superf. l.c.; σμηχομένα κρόταφον wiping her brow clean, AP6.276 (Antip.); “τοὺς ὀδόνταςStr.3.4.16; of hair, “οὔρῳ κυνείῳ σμήχουArchig. ap. Gal.12.443.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.226
    • Strabo, Geography, 3.4.16
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 1237
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 1.10
    • Lucian, Adversus indoctum et libros multos ementem, 28
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