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τρώγω, Od.6.90, etc.: fut. τρώξομαι Ar.Ach.806, X.Smp.4.8: aor. 1 ἔτρωξα (κατ-) Batr.182, Hp.Nat.Mul.8, Timo66.6: aor. 2 ἔτρᾰγον, 3sg. subj. τράγῃ Pherecr.67.5 (elsewh. only in compos. with ἐν- (q. v.), κατα-, παρα-):—
Pass., pf. τέτρωγμαι (δια-) Ar.V.371, (παρεν-) Eub.15.8:—
gnaw, nibble, munch, esp. of herbivorous animals, as mules, τ. ἄγρωστιν Od.6.90; of swine, ἐρεβίνθους τ. Ar. Ach.801, cf. 806; of cattle, τὸν θαλλόν, κόμαρον τ., Theoc.4.45, 9.11; rarely of dogs, Εὐριπίδην ἔτρωγον Sotad.15.15; of human beings in disease, λίθους τε καὶ γῆν τρώγουσι Hp.Prorrh.2.31.

II. of men, eat vegetables or fruit, τοὺς γενομένους [κυάμους] οὔτε τρώγουσι οὔτε ἕψοντες πατέονται Hdt.2.37; τὸ κάτω [τῆς βύβλου] ib.92; τὸν καρπὸν τοῦ λωτοῦ Id.4.177; τ. βότρυς Ar.Eq.1077; βολβοὺς τρώγων, τυροὺς κάπτων Anaxil.18.3 (anap.); of dessert, eat fruits, as figs, almonds, etc., Hdt.1.71, Ar.Pax1324, Pherecr.159 (v. τρωγάλια); ἴτρια, μελίπηκτα, Sol.38.1, Antiph.140.4; of small fish as hors-d'oeuvres, κἀν ποίᾳ πόλει τοσοῦτος < ὢν > τὸ μέγεθος ἰχθῦς τρώγεται; Eup.23 D.: abs., πίνειν καὶ τ. drink and eat dessert, D.19.197: Com. metaph., γνώμας τ. Πανδελετείους Ar.Nu.924 (anap.):—
Pass., τρώγεται ἁπαλὰ ταῦτα καὶ αὖα Hdt.2.92.

III. later, simply eat, serving as pres. to ἔφαγον instead of ἐσθίω, ὁ τρώγων μου τὴν σάρκα καὶ πίνων μου τὸ αἷμα Ev.Jo.6.54 (cf. aor. φάγητε ..πίητε ib.53); τρώγοντες καὶ πίνοντες Ev.Matt.24.38; never in LXX (ὁ ἐσθίων ἄρτους μου LXX Ps.40(41).10 becomes ὁ τρώγων μου τὸν ἄρτον when cited in Ev.Jo.13.18); δύο τρώγομεν ἀδελφοί is dub. l. in Plb.31.23.9; ἔδωκεν εὔζωμον νήστῃ τρώγειν SIG1171.9 (Crete, perh. i B. C.); ἡ νὺξ τὴν ἡμέραν τ. (of a black man eating white bread) Diog.Cyn. ap. Sammelb.5730 (iv/v A. D.); ψυχρὰ τρώγοντα κατακαίεσθαι PMag.Lond.121.177; ἔμοιγε, ὅσσα παρ' ἀνθρώποις, τρώγειν ἔθος Batr.34; this usage is mentioned by AB114, censured by Phot.