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ἐμπνέω , poet. ἐμ-πνείω , fut.
A.-πνεύσομαιE.Andr.555; later “-πνεύσωAen.Gaz.Ep.11:—blow or breathe upon, c. dat., “πόντῳHes.Op.508; ἐμπνείοντε μεταφρένῳ, of horses so close behind as to breathe upon one's back, Il.17.502; of a lover, Hsch.; κατ᾽ οὖρον, ὥσπερ ἱστίοις, ἐμπνεύσομαι τῇδε E.l.c.; “ἄνεμος ἐμπνεύσας δορίId.Cyc.19; [αὐλοῖς] ἐμπνεῖν breathe into, play the flute, AP9.266 (Antip.): c. acc. cogn., Χείλεσι μοῦσαν ., of Pan, APl.4.226 (Alc.):—Pass., “ἐμπνεόμενα ὄργαναPoll.4.67; “πνεῦμα -πνεόμενον τῷ αὐλῷS.E.P.1.54.
2. abs., breathe in, inhale, Hp.Flat.4; but usu.,
3. c. gen., breathe of, be laden with, “Ἀραβίης ὀδμῆςPerict. ap. Stob.4.28.19; “. ἀπειλῆς καὶ φόνουAct.Ap.9.1.
II. trans., blow into, ἄνεμος μέσον ἱστίον . swell the sail, h.Bacch.33, cf. Pi.I.2.40.
2. breathe into, infuse into, μένος, θάρσος. τινί, Il.20.110, Od.9.381, al.; [Μοῦσαι] “ἐνέπνευσαν δέ μοι αὐδήνHes. Th.31; “πατρὶ . . πατρὸς ἐνέπνευσεν μένοςPi.O.8.70: also c. inf. pro acc., φᾶρος ἐνέπνευσε φρεσὶν ὑφαίνειν breathed into my mind (i.e. inspired me with the thought) to weave it, Od.19.138 :— Pass., to be inspired, “ὑπὸ θεοῦLongin.16.2; “εἰς μαντικήνPlu.2.421b.
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