v. trans.
Extinguish: P. and V. σβεννύναι (Thuc. 2, 77), ποσβεννναι, κατασβεννναι.
Quenched: use also V. μαυρούμενος (Æsch., Ag. 296).
The Athenians on their side devised preventives so as to quench the fire: P. οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι ... ἀντεμηχανήσαντο σβεστήρια κωλύματα (Thuc., 7, 53).
met., P. and V. ποσβεννναι, κατασβεννναι, σβεννναι (Plat.).
Put down: P. and V. κατέχειν, καθαιρεῖν, παύειν.
Glut, satisfy: P. and V. ἐμπιπλναι, ἐκπιμπλναι; see {{U}}Glut.
Quench one's thirst: P. and V. πνειν.
From desire to quench their thirst: P. τοῦ πιεῖν ἐπιθυμίᾳ (Thuc. 7, 84).
Strangers, could you point out a river stream whereat we might quench our thirst? V. ξένοι φράσαιτʼ ἂν νᾶμα ποτάμιον πόθεν δίψης ἄκος λάβοιμεν; (Eur., Cycl. 96).
A thirst that cannot be quenched: P. δίψα ἄπαυστος, ἡ (Thuc. 2, 49).

Woodhouse English-Greek dictionary. A vocabulary of the Attic language. 2014.


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