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αἰωρ-έω: fut. Pass.
A.-ηθήσομαιD.C.41.1, (ἀπ-) Hp.Fract.14, but “-ήσομαιAristid. 2.289J.: aor. ᾐωρήθην (v. infr.): pf. “ᾐώρημαιOpp. H.3.532: (ἀείρω):—lift up, raise, ὑγρὸν νῶτον αἰωρεῖ, of the eagle raismg his back and feathers, Pi.P.1.9; swing as in a hammock, “αἰ. [γυναῖκα] ἐπὶ κλίνης φερομένηνHp.Mul.1.68, cf. Aret.CA1.4; “τοὺς ὄφεις . . ὑπὲρ τῆς κεφαλῆς αἰωρῶνD.18.260.
2. hang, τινὰ ἐκ τοῦἀτράκτουLuc.JConf.4:—metaph., ᾐώρει . . ἐλπίς, ὅτι τὸν χάρακα αἱρήσουσι excited them to think that . . , App.BC2.81, cf. Plu. Brut. 37.—Never in good Att.
II. more freq. in Pass., to be hung, hang, “δέρματα περὶ τοὺς ὤμους αἰωρεύμεναHdt.7.92; αἰωρουμένων τῶν ὀστῶν being raised, lifted, Pl.Phd. 98d; αἷμα ᾐωρεῖτο spouted up, Bion 1.25; ἥλιος ὑπὸ πνευμάτων αἰωρεῖται is tossed, carried to and fro, Diog.Oen.Fr.8.
2. swing, float in air, Pl.La.184a; hover, of birds, Arist.Mir.836a12; of a dream, S.El.1390(lyr.); oscillate, Pl. Phd.112b; of an army, “αἰωρουμένης στρατιᾶς περὶ ΜεσοποταμίανPlu. Ant.28.
b. take passive exercise, Gal. Thras. 23.
3. metaph., to be in suspense, ἐν κινδύνῳ to hang in doubt and danger, Th.7.77; αἰ. ἐν ἄλλοις depend upon . ., Pl.Mx.248a; αἰωρηθεὶς ὑπὲρ μεγάλων playing for a high stake, Hdt.8.100; “αἰ. τὴν ψυχήνX.Cyn.4.4; “τὸ μὴ -ούμενον τῆς ψυχῆςEpicur.Nat.22G.
4. Pass., to be held in suspense, threatened, ἀπαιδίας πρὸς τιμωρίαν -ουμένης Chor.p.71.3B.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (17):
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 260
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.92
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.100
    • Plato, Phaedo, 112b
    • Plato, Phaedo, 98d
    • Plato, Laches, 184a
    • Plato, Menexenus, 248a
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1390
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.77
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 4.4
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 14
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 1.4
    • Plutarch, Brutus, 37
    • Plutarch, Antonius, 28
    • Lucian, Juppiter confuatus, 4
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 41.1
    • Bion of Phlossa, Epitaphius Adonis, 1.25
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