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ἀείδω , Ion. and poet. form used by Hom., Pi., and sometimes in Trag. and Com. (even in trim., A.Ag.16, E.Fr.188; intetram., Cratin. 305), also in Ion. Prose; contr. ᾁδω (also Anacr.45, Theoc.), Trag., Pl., etc.: impf.
A.ἤειδονOd., Ep. “ἄειδονIl., etc.; Trag. and Att. “ᾖδονE.Alc.761, Th.2.21: fut. “ἀείσομαιOd.22.352, Thgn.943, but “ᾁσομαιh.Hom.6.2, 32.19, Thgn.243, and alwaysin Att. (ᾁσεις, ᾳ̈σουσιν in Ar. Pax1297, Pl.Lg.666d are corrupt); rarely in act. form ἀείσω, Sapph. 11, Thgn.4, Ar.Lys.1243 (Lacon.), and late Poets, as Nonn.D.13.47 (in E.HF681 ἀείδω is restored by Elmsl.); still more rarely ᾁσω, Babr. 12.13, Men.Rh.p.381S., Him.Or.1.6; Dor. “ᾀσεῦμαιTheoc.3.38, “ᾀσῶId.1.145: aor. “ἤεισαCall.Epigr.23.4, Opp.C.3.1, Ep. ἄεισα [α^] Od.21.411; “ἄεισονE.Tr.513 (lyr.); “ἀείσατεAr.Th.115 (lyr.); “ᾖσαAr.Nu. 1371, Pl.Ti.21b:—Med., aor. ἀεισάμην (in act. sense) PMag.Lond. 47.43, imper. “ἀείσεοh.Hom.17.1 (nisi leg. ἀείσεο):—Pass., “ἀείδομαιPi., Hdt.: poet. impf. “ἀείδετοPi.: aor. ᾔσθην, v. infr. 11.1: pf. “ᾖσμαιPl.Com.69.11. (ἀϝείδω, cf. αὐδή, ὑδέω. [α^: but α_ metri gr. Od. 17.519, h.Hom.12.1, 27.1, Il.Parv..1, Thgn.4, Theoc.7.41, etc.]:— sing, Il.1.604, etc.: hence of all kinds of vocal sounds, crow as cocks, Pl.Smp..223c; hoot as owls, Arat.1000; croak as frogs, Arist. Mir.835b3, Thphr.Sign.3.5, etc.; οἱ τέττιγες χαμόθεν ᾁσονται Stes. ap.Arist.Rh.1412a23:—of other sounds, twang, of the bow-string, Od.21.411; whistle, of the wind through a tree, Mosch.Fr.1.8; ring, of a stone when struck, Theoc.7.26:—prov., πρὶν νενικηκέναι ᾁδειν 'to crow too soon', Pl.Tht.164c.—Constr.:—. τινί sing to one, Od.22.346; also, vie with one in singing, Theoc.8.6; . πρὸς αὐλὸν λύραν sing to . . , Arist.Pr..918a23; “ὑπ᾽ αὐλοῖςPlu.2.41c:—ἀείσας . . χαίρειν Δημοκλέα, poet. for εἰπών, Epigr.Gr.237.7 (Smyrna).
II. trans.,
1. c. acc. rei, sing of, chant, “μῆνιν ἄειδεIl.1.1; “παιήονα1.473; κλέα ἀνδρῶν, νόστον, 9.189, Od.1.326; “τὸν Βοιώτιον νόμονS.Fr.966: c. gen. (sc. μέλος), sing an air of . ., “ΦρυνίχουAr.V.269, cf. 1225: abs., . ἀμφί τινος to sing in one's praise, Od.8.266; “ἀμφί τιναTerp.2, cf. E.Tr.513; “εἴς τιναAr.Lys. 1243: later, simply = καλεῖν, Ael.NA3.28:—Pass., of songs, to be sung, Hdt.4.35; “τὰ λεχθέντα καὶ ᾀσένταPl.Ly.205e; ᾆσμα καλῶς ᾀσθέν, opp. λόγος καλῶς ῥηθείς, X.Cyr.3.3.55; ᾁδεται λόγος the story runs, Ph.1.189.
2. of persons, places, etc., sing, praise, celebrate, B.6.6, etc.:—Pass., ἀείδεται θρέψαισ᾽ ἥρωας is celebrated as the nurse of heroes, Pi.P.8.25, cf. 5.24.
3. Pass., to be filled with song, “ἀείσετο πᾶν τέμενος . . θαλίαιςPi.O.10(11).76.
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