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τροφός , and , (τρέφω)
A.feeder, rearer, Hom. only in Od. and always fem. of a nurse,φίλη τ. Εὐρύκλεια2.361, al., cf. Hdt.2.156,6.61, LXX Ge.35.8, PCair.Zen.292.157 (iii B. C.), Glotta 16.274 (Egypt), Sor.1.105, al., Gal.6.36, etc.; “ τ. βασιλέωςSammelb.4980 (i B. C.); of a mother, S.Aj.849.—The masc. was usu. τροφεύς (q. v.); but τροφός as masc. occurs in E.HF45, El.409, Pl.Plt.268a, 268c.
3. in neut., “τὸ τροφόνthat which nourishes, Pl.Plt.289a.
4. τροφός, , name of a plaster, Orib.Fr.99.
II. Pass., nursling, τροφοί: ἀντὶ τοῦ θρέμματα (Meineke τροφαί), Hsch.
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