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to soften, ripen or change, by means of heat:
I.of the sun, to ripen fruit, Od.; cf. πεπαίνω. the action of fire, to cook, dress, bake, Hdt., Ar.:—Pass., Hdt.:—Mid., πέσσεσθαι πέμματα to cook oneself cakes, id=Hdt.
III.of the stomach, to digest, like Lat. concoquere, Arist.
2.metaph., χόλον πέσσειν to cherish or nurse one's wrath, Lat. fovere, Il.; βέλος πέσσειν to have a dart in one to nurse, id=Il.; but in good sense, γέρα πεσσέμεν to enjoy them, id=Il.; also, ἀκίνδυνον αἰῶνα πέσσειν to lead a sodden life of ease, Pind.

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