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τίκ-τω, Od.4.86, etc.: fut. τέξω 11.249, h.Merc.493, Orac. ap. Hdt.5.92.β́, A.Pr.851,869, E.Tr.747, Ar.Eq.1037 (Orac.), Th.509; also τέξομαι Il.19.99, Hes.Th.469,898, h.Ap.101, A.Pr.768, Hdt.7.49, Ar.Lys.744, etc.; poet. inf. also τεκεῖσθαι h.Ven.127; pl. τεξείεσθε Arat.124: aor. ἔτεκον, Ep. τέκον, Il.1.352, 5.875, etc.: aor. 1 ἔτεξα only late, Orph.H.41.8 codd. (for ἐντήξῃ is prob. l. in Ar.Lys.553): pf. τέτοκα Hes.Op.591, Hp.Aph.5.39, Ar.Pax757, Pl.Com.64.5, X.Cyn.5.13, cf. ἐντίκτω:—
Med., in same sense as Act., only in Poets, A.Ch.127, Fr.44: fut. (v. supr.): aor. ἐτεκόμην Ar.Av.1193 (lyr.), Ep. τεκόμην Il.4.59, al.; subj. τέκηαι A.R.1.905:—
Pass., pres. indic. τίκτεται A.Th.437; inf. τίκτεσθαι Sor.2.53; part. τικτόμενος ib.54: fut. τεχθήσομαι J.AJ2.9.2, Gp.17.6.1, etc.: aor. ἐτέχθην Hp.Superf.18, Ps.-E.Fr.1132.44, LXX Nu.26.60 (v.l.),al., Gp.17.6.2, etc.: pf. τέτεγμαι, inf. τετέχθαι, Ael.NA2.12, Paus.3.7.7, etc.--These pass. tenses seem not to have been used in correct Att.:—
bring into the world, engender; of the father, beget, of the mother, bring forth.

I. impf. Act. τίκτε, ἔτικτε, in Hom. usu. of the father, Il.2.628, 6.155,206, 11.224, cf. Hes.Fr. 44 (of the mother, Il.16.180, 22.428, 24.497, Od.23.325); in Hes. (Frr.17,142), Lyr., and Trag. the pres. and impf. are also used of the mother, ἃ Θήβαν ἔτικτεν Pi.O.6.85, cf. B.18.50; μᾶτερ, ἅ μ' ἔτικτες A.Eu.321 (lyr.), cf. Ag.763 (lyr., of ὕΒρις), S.El.533; δεινὸν τὸ τίκτειν ib.770, cf. Pl.Tht.151a, etc.; τ. καὶ γεννᾷ Id.Smp.206d; of both parents. Στάσις δὲ καὶ Κρόνος ..τίκτετον τύραννον Cratin.240.

2. aor. Act. τέκε, ἔτεκε, mostly of the mother, Il.1.36,352, 2.513, etc. (also fut. Med. τέξεσθαι 19.99); τεκεῖν τινά τινι 2.658, 6.22, etc.; ὑπό τινι 2.714,728, etc.; τ. ἔκ τινος Plu.Thes.20; παρά τινος Luc. Alex.42; παρά τινι E.El.62: but τέκεν of the father, Il.13.450, Od.3.489, al., Hes. Th.208, Fr.99.2: metaph., τῷ τεκόντι ἀρετήν Pl. Smp.212a.

3. the aor. Med. τέκετο is commonly used of the father, as Il.2.741, 6.154, al., Hes.Fr.19: but τέκετο of the mother, Il.2.742, 15.187, 22.48, Hes.Fr.46; so τῶν τεκομένων of the mother, A.Ch.419 (lyr.).

4. the two are conjoined, ὃν τέκετο θάνατος, ἔτεκε δ' αἰόλος δράκων S.Tr.834 (codd., lyr.).

5. aor. Act. is used in pl. of both parents, Od.7.55, 8.554 (οὓς Ἑκάβη ἠδὲ Πρίαμος τέκε παῖδας Il. 22.234); aor. Med. τεκόμεσθα, Od.23.61,24.293.

b. οἱ τεκόντες the parents, A.Th.49, S.OT999, etc.; the Art. is rarely omitted, πατέρων τε καὶ τεκόντων A.Ch.329 (lyr.): c. gen., κιόντων τοῖς τεκοῦσι Id.Pers. 245 (troch.): ὁ τεκών the father, Id.Ch.690, S.OC1108; ἁ τεκοῦσα the mother, A.Th.926 (lyr.), cf. Ch.133, etc. (rarely ἡ τίκτουσα, S. OT1247, El.342); in Prose, Lys.10.8; ἡ τ. αὐτόν his mother, Hdt. 1.116; ὅ τ' ἐκεῖνον τεκών E.El.335.

6. freq. in Medic. and other Prose, of women, τίκτουσι ῥηϊδίως Hp.Aër.5, cf. Sor.2.54, al., Gal. 16.670; κόρον ἔτεκε IG42(1).121.5, cf. 21 (Epid., iv B.C.).

II. of female animals, bear young, breed, of mares, Il.16.150, 20.225; of cows, Hes.Op.591; of sheep, Od.4.86, etc.; τὰς τετοκυίας τοκάδας PCair.Zen.292.305, cf. 710.4 (iii B.C.); ἐὰν τέκῃ ἵππος ib.635.2 (iii B.C.); of the hare, τὰ μὲν τέτοκε, τὰ δὲ τίκτει, τὰ δὲ κύει X.Cyn.5.13; of birds, hatch, Il.2.313; ᾠὰ τ. lay eggs, Hdt.2.68, Ar.Fr.185, Arist.GA718b23, etc.; of fish, spawn, Id.HA568a16, Gal.6.718, etc.

III. of the earth, bear, produce, ἔμπεδα μῆλα (sheep) Od. 19.113; ἡ γῆ ..τίκτουσα ποίαν E.Cyc.333:—
Med., γαῖαν .., ἣ τὰ πάντα τίκτεται A.Ch.127, cf. Fr.44.4:—
Pass., τίκτεσθαι δὲ φόρους γᾶς ..εὐχόμεθ' ἀεί Id.Supp.674 (lyr.).

IV. metaph., generate, engender, produce, λέγω τὴν χώρην λιμὸν τέξεσθαι Hdt.7.49; ἐπειχθῆναι πρῆγμα τίκτει σφάλματα ib.10.ζ́; of impiety, τὸ γὰρ δυσσεβὲς ἔργον μετὰ μὲν πλείονα τίκτει A.Ag.759 (lyr.), cf. 763 (lyr., cf. supr. 1.1), Ch.805 (lyr.); ἡ ἐπιθυμία τ. ἁμαρτίαν Ep.Jac.1.15; μὴ θράσος τέκῃ φόβον A.Supp.498; of Night as the mother of Day, τῆς ..τεκούσης φῶς τόδ' εὐφρόνης Id.Ag.279; ὃν αἰόλα νὺξ ..τίκτει .., Ἅλιον αἰτῶ S.Tr.95 (lyr.): generally, τ. [νόμους] Id.OT870 (lyr.); χάρις χάριν γάρ ἐστιν ἡ τίκτουσ' ἀεί Id.Aj.522; τ. ἀοιδάς E.HF767 (lyr.); ὕδωρ δὲ πίνων οὐδὲν ἂν τέκοι σοφόν Cratin.199; τ. ῥήματα Ar.Ra.1059 (anap.); also in Prose, νουσήματα Hp.Hum.12; ἃ ἀεὶ τίκτει πόλεμον καὶ ἔχθραν Pl.R.547a; πολλοὺς καὶ καλοὺς λόγους Id.Smp.210d; [δὰς] πῦρ τέξεται X.Cyr.7.5.23, etc.:—
Pass., τῷδε κέρδει (sic codd.) κέρδος ἄλλο τίκτεται A.Th.437. (τίκτω fr. τί-τκ-ω redupl. fr. τεκ (τέκνον, etc.).)