Under this fostering care he "effeminated himself" (obabilsya), as he is wont to say.
The latter is preserved in the sense of "effeminated man," found in myths concerning Loke.
Our gentry forsooth in these dayes are so effeminated that they know not how to ride on horseback.
Had I been united to her, the excess of my affection would have effeminated my intellect.
And then I have effeminated and enervated myself with love and the summer in these last two months.