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ἀνα-λύω (B), Ep. ἀλλύω ( ἀνλύω Hymn.Is.145): (v. λύω for the tenses and prosody: Hom. has ἀλλύουσα, ἀλλύεσκε with υ_):—
2. unloose, set free, ἐμὲ δ᾽ ἐκ δεσμῶν ἀνέλυσαν ib. 12.200 (never in Il.), cf. Ant.Lib.22.4; “ὀφθαλμόν, φωνάνPi.N.10.90; “τινὰ καταδίκηςAel.VH5.18.
3. Medic., relax, in Pass., Arist. GA728a15, Men.213, Dsc.5.3.
II. undo in various senses:
1. unloose,ζώνηνCall.Del.237; in Med., unwind a cocoon, Arist. HA551b14.
2. Astrol., nullify, of planetary influence, Ptol. Tetr. 133 (Pass.).
3. dissolve matter into its elements,ἐς αὐτὰ ταῦταTi.Locr.102d:—Pass., of snow, melt, Plu.2.898a.
b. resolve into its elements,οὐ καλὸν ἁρμονίην ἀναλυέμεν ἀνθρώποιοPs.-Phoc.102:— investigate analytically,διάγραμμαArist.EN1112b20, Plu.2.792d, etc.:—Pass., Archim.Sph.Cyl.1.4; -όμενος τόπος the treasury of analysis, Papp.634.2; “ἀναλύοντες καὶ ἀναλυόμενοιDam.Pr.2; “. τοὺς μύθους ἐς λόγους πιθανούςJul.Or.2.74d.
4. in the Logic of Arist., reduce a syllogism, APr.47a4, al.; cf. “ἀνάλυσις1.4.
5. reduce,σχοινία εἰς ὀργυιάςHero *Geom.5.8.
6. Gramm., resolve,κτητικὰ εἰς γενικάςA.D.Synt.292.17.
7. do away, cancel,μόρσιμ᾽ . Ζεὺς οὐ τολμᾷPi.Pae.6.94, cf. D.21.218, Plu.Sol.25, etc.: mostly in Med., cancel faults,πάντα ταῦταX.HG7.5.18; “ἁμαρτίαςD.14.34; ἀλλύοιτό κα τὸ χρέος discharge the debt, prob. in GDI1151 (Olymp.).
9. solve the problem of a thing, τὸν Ἰνδὸν . trace its source, Plu.2.133c.
10. release from a spell, Luc.Vit.Auct.25, cf. Hsch.:—Pass., Men.Her.Fr.6.
11. relieve, Ptol.Tetr.133 (Pass.).
III. intr., loose from moorings, weigh anchor, and so, depart, go away, Plb.3.69.14, Babr.42.8, etc.: metaph., of death, “ἐς θεοὺς ἀνέλυσαEpigr.Gr. 340.7 (Macestus): abs., die, Ep.Phil.1.23, IG14.1794; “. ἐκ τοῦ ζῆνDiog.Oen.2.
2. return, Ev.Luc.12.36; “ἐξ ᾄδουLXX Wi.2.1.
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    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1112b.20
    • Demosthenes, On the Navy, 34
    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 218
    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.200
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.105
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.178
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.5.18
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 5.34
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.69.14
    • Plutarch, Solon, 25
    • Lucian, Vitarum auctio, 25
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 5.18
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 133
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