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χαυν-όω ,
A.make flaccid, relax:—Pass., to lecome so, Heliod. ap.Orib.46.22.1, Ael.NA12.17; “ γῆ χ. εἰς ῥαγάδαςGp.5.2.2.
b. Pass., of inflammation, subside, Alex.Trall.3.3.
2. χαυνοῦσα (codd.Ath.) is f.l. for χανοῦσα, opening the mouth in kissing, in Ephipp.6.5.
II. metaph., puff up, fill with conceit, E.Andr.931, Pl.Ly.210e:—Pass., become vain, Arist.VV1251b18, Plb.6.57.7; “ταῖς πράξεσιPhld.Hom.p.55 O.; “ἐπὶ τούτοιςPlu.Caes. 29; “ νοῦς ἐχαυνώθηBabr.95.36; “κόραξ ἐπαίνῳ καρδίην ἐχαυνώθηId.77.8; “ὑπὸ τῆς δυνάμεωςD.C.Fr.49.3.
2. relax, weaken,εἰρήνη χ. τὴν πολιτείανLyd.Mag.3.51:—Pass., of character, Heliod. in EN149.13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Euripides, Andromache, 931
    • Plato, Lysis, 210e
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.57.7
    • Plutarch, Caesar, 29
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 12.17
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