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τροφ-εύς, έως, ὁ, one who brings up, foster-father, S.Ph.344, E.El.16, Ph.45, Theophil. 1; tutor, βασιλέως OGI148.2 (Cyprus, ii B. C.), 256.1 (Delos, ii B. C.), cf. Sammelb.1568.1 (ii B. C.), Gal.14.664, M.Ant.5.31; of a woman, nurse, A.Ch.760 (στροφεύς codd.).

2. in S.Aj.863, Ajax addresses the plains and fountains of Troy, χαίρετ' ὦ τροφῆς ἐμοί ye who have fed me, or with whom I have lived; so τροφέας παρέδωκε τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν Antipho4.1.2.

3. rearer, breeder, ἵππων Pl.Lg.735b; ἅρματος τ. one who keeps a chariot, ib.834b; πάσης κακίας one who fosters all wickedness, Id.R.580a.

4. one who gives free meals to the people, IGRom.3.89 (Amastris, i A. D.), 4.1680 (Pergam.).

5. personal attendant, slave, Aristid.Or.49(25).3,15, 20, 50(26).103.