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αὐχέω , chiefly pres. and impf. ηὔχουν, fut.
A.αὐχήσωE.Fr.857, Luc. DMort.22.2, AP7.373 (Thall.): aor. ηὔχησα ib.6.283, 15.4, Apollod. 2.4.3: (αὔχη):—boast, plume oneself, ἐπί τινι on a thing, Batr.57, AP6.283; “τινίE.IA412: with neut.Adj., “τοσοῦτον αὐχεῖνHdt.7.103; “μέγ᾽ αὐ.E.Heracl.353 (lyr.); “μηδὲν τόδ᾽ αὔχειId.Andr.463; “μεγάλαEp.Jac.3.5: c. acc. objecti, to boast of,ἀστέραςAP7.373 (Thall.).
II. c. acc. et inf., boast or declare loudly that . . , “αὐχέοντες κάλλιστα τιθέναι ἀγῶναHdt.2.160; “ἀπεῶσθαιTh.2.39; σώσειν σῶσαι codd.) E.Andr.311, cf. Ba.310: c. acc. only, αὐχῶ Σεβήραν boast (that I hold her), IG14.2001, cf. 3.172.
2. c. inf. fut., say confidently, to be proudly confident that, “αὐχῶ γὰρ αὐχῶ τήνδε δωρεὰν ἐμοὶ δώσειν Δί᾽A.Pr.340, cf. 688 (lyr.), Pers.741, Cratin. I with a neg., οὐ γάρ ποτ᾽ ηὔχουν . . μεθέξειν I never thought that . . , A.Ag.506, cf. Eu.561 (lyr.), E.Heracl.931.
III. Med., αὐχήσασθαι: καυχήσασθαι, Hsch.— Never in S. (ἐπ-, ἐξ-αυχέω, El.65, Ant.390); rare in Com. and Prose.
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