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μαιμάω (redupl., cf. Μάω), Ep. 3pl. μαιμώωσι, part. μαιμώων, -ώωσα, Hom. (v. infr.); Aeol. part. μαιμάεντι: ἐνεργῶς κινουμένῳ, Hsch.: Ep. aor.
A.μαίμησαIl.5.670:—Poet. Verb (Hom. only in Il.), to be very eager, quiver with eagerness, μαίμησε δέ οἱ φίλον ἦτορ Il.l.c.; “μαιμώωσι πόδες καὶ χεῖρες13.75; περὶ δούρατι χεῖρες ἄαπτοι μαιμῶσιν ib.78; “μαιμώων ἔφεπ᾽ ἔγχεϊ15.742: metaph., of a spear, “αἰχμὴ δὲ διέσσυτο μαιμώωσα5.661, cf. 15.542; δεινὸν μαιμώοντα Orac. ap. Hdt. 8.77: c. inf., “λὶς μαιμώων χροὸς ἆσαιTheoc.25.253, cf. Lyc.529, etc.: not common in Trag., μαιμᾷ ὄφις the snake rages, A.Supp.895 (lyr.): c. gen., χεῖρα μαιμῶσαν φόνου eager for murder, S.Aj.50 (unless φ. goes with ἐπέσχε)“; μαιμώωσαι ἐδητύοςA.R.2.269: in late Prose, “μαιμῶσα ἐπιθυμίαPh.1.305, cf. 1.391 (ap.POxy.1173):—Pass., ἐς σίδηρον θύρσοι μαιμώοντο, prob. rushed into, were suddenly changed into, iron, D.P.1156.
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 895
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.77
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.75
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.542
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.742
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.661
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.670
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 50
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.269
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