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ἀέξω poetic form of αὔξω, compare αὐξάνω increase, enlarge, foster, strengthen, μένος μέγα θυμὸς ἀέξει Il.; θυμὸν ἀέξειν id=Il.; πένθος . to cherish woe, Od.; υἱὸν . to rear him to man's estate, id=Od.; ἔργον ἀέξουσι θεοί they bless the work, id=Od. exalt by one's deeds, to magnify, τὸ πλῆθος ἀέξειν Hdt.; to magnify, exaggerate, [ἀγγελίαν] μῦθος ἀέξει Soph.
II.Pass. to increase, grow, ἀέξετο he was waxing tall, Od.; οὐ ποτ᾽ ἀέξετο κῦμα no wave rose high, id=Od.; χόλος ἐν στήθεσσιν ἀέξεται rises high, Il.; τόδε ἔργον . it prospers, Od.; ἀέξετο ἱερὸν ἦμαρ was getting on to noon, Il.; so, κέρδος ἀέξεται Aesch.

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