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[468] Join ἀνά-νεῦον, i. e. I signalled my refusal. The proper meaning of ἀνανεύειν is to express dissent or refusal by throwing back the head, opposed to “κατανεύειν”, the corresponding gesture of assent or permission by nodding and bowing the head. ἀνανεύειν may be used absolutely, or with “καρήατι Il.22. 205, or, as here, with ὀφρύσι, the expression of disapprobation being also exhibited in the knitting of the brow or closing of the eyes: cp. Ar. Lysist.126τί μοι μυᾶτε κἀνανεύετε”;

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    • Homer, Iliad, 22.205
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