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τι^ταίνω , Ep. redupl. for τείνω, τανύω, only used in pres., impf., and aor. Act., impf. and aor. Med., pres. and impf. Pass.:—
4. Pass., strain or exert oneself, chiefly in part., ἂψ ὤσασκε τιταινόμενος with vehement effort, Od.11.599; “γυῖα τιταινόμενοςAPl.4.105; of a horse galloping, τιταινόμενος πεδίοιο stretching over the plain, Il.22.23; “ἵππος ἄνακτα ἕλκῃσιν πεδίοιο τιταινόμενος σὺν ὄχεσφι23.518; of birds, “τιταινομένω πτερύγεσσινOd.2.149; of a man running at full speed, Hes.Sc.229; of rivers, “τ. κατ᾽ ὄρεσφιOpp.H.1.22.
5. in Hp., Aret., and late Ep., strain, ὄμμα τ. Man.4.496, etc.; “τ. ὄμμα εἴς τιNonn.D.7.283; τ. ψιθύρισμα whistle loudly, ib.1.31, etc.:—Pass., to be strained or stretched, as in convulsions, Hp.Epid.5.47, Nic.Th.722, Aret.CA1.5, etc.: metaph., ὀδύνη τ. becomes intense, Hp.Mul.2.134 (unless τὰ σκέλεα is the subject).
II. Hes. attempts to derive the name Τιτῆνες from τι_ταίνω (lengthd. ad hoc, but retaining its usual sense) and at the same time from τι^σις, Th.207 sqq.: v. Τιτάν.
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