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ἠμύω , aor. ἤμυσα (v. infr.): pf. part. ἠμυκώς Sch.Nic.Th.626; cf. ὑπ-εμνήμυκε:—Ep. Verb,
A.bow down, sink, Hom., only in Il., “ἑτέρωσ᾽ ἤμυσε κάρη πήληκι βαρυνθέν8.308; ἤμυσε καρήατι, of a horse, 19.405; of a corn-field, “ἐπί τ᾽ ἠμύει ἀσταχύεσσιν2.148: metaph., of cities, totter, fall, τῶ κε τάχ᾽ ἠμύσειε πόλις Πριάμοιο ἄνακτος ib.373; rare in Trag., “χρόνῳ δ᾽ . . ἤμυσε στέγοςS.Fr.864; later, simply, fall, perish, “οὔνομα δ᾽ οὐκ ἤμυσε ΛεωνίδουAP7.715 (Leon.).
II. trans., cause to fall, ruin, “πόλινMusae.Fr.22. (In Hom. υ^ in pres., υ_ in aor. 1; but υ_ in pres. “κατ-ημύουσινA.R.3.1400, cf. Opp.H.1.228, Nic.Al.453; υ^ in aor., AP9.262 (Phil.), but υ_ ib.7.715 (v. supr.); cf. ἀμύω, ἐπημύω.)
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