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τρόφ-ι^μος , ον, also ος, η, ον, v. infr.:—
A.nourishing, nutritious,γάλα -ώτατονArist. HA523a11, cf. Pr.927a22 (Comp.), Phld.Sign.27, Sor.1.94, al., Gal. 6.382; opp. ἄτ ροφος, Thphr.CP6.4.5: c. gen., “γᾶ τρόφιμε τῶν ἐμῶν τέκνωνE.Tr.1302 (lyr.), cf. Ion235 (lyr.); also “ὕδωρ τὸ περὶ κηπείας τ.Pl.Lg.845d; τ. κλυστῆρες nutritive enemata, Lycusap. Orib.8.34tit.
II. Subst. τρόφιμος, , a slave's young master, τ. σουMen.Epit.Fr.1, cf. Epit.160, Pk.74, al., Com.Adesp.24.20, 25.41 D.; rendered erilis filius by Ter.Andr.602, Eun.289, Phorm.39, v. Donat. ad locc.: metaph., “ βουλὴ τὸν ἑαυτῆς τ. καὶ εὐεργέτηνSIG879.10 (Erythrae, iii A. D.): “ τροφίμηthe mistress, Poll.3.73.
2. neut. τρόφιμον, τό, maintenance, sustenance, BGU297.21 (i A. D.); “τ. δουλικόνPMich.Teb.121vi18, al. (i A. D.): esp. food-supply of Alexandria, Just.Edict.13.26, PKlein.Form.328.4 (vi A. D., cf. Arch.Pap.5.294): τροφίμη σύνταξις contract for board, AP9.175 (Pall.).
III. Pass., nursling, foster-child,παῖς τ. τίνος;E.Ion684 (lyr.), cf. Archipp.23, Pl.Plt.272b; τ., freq. in Inscrr., IG22.3969,3.3396, etc., and Pap., POxy.1491.10 (iv A. D.), etc.; “τ. ἀδελφόςPCair.Preis. 42.6 (iii/iv A. D.); fem. “τροφίμηPOxy.903.6 (iv A. D.): “οἱ τ.our nurslings, pupils, Pl.R.520d, cf. Lg.804a; “τ. τῆς ἀρετῆςLuc.Bis Acc.6, cf. AP10.52 (Pall.) :—at Sparta, οἱ τ. were young persons too poor to pay their quota to the φιλίτια, and brought up as companions of the richer class, who paid for them, X.HG5.3.9 :— also τ. κύνες dogs kept in the house, Ael.NA11.13, 16.31.
2. of bodies, healthy, strong, well-nourished, Hp.Aër.20 (Comp.); of plants, flourishing, luxuriant, Thphr.CP1.15.4 (Comp.).
3. τ. κύημα viable, capable of life, opp. ἀνεμιαῖον, Poll.2.6.
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