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ἀείρω attic αἴρω Root ΑΕΡ ἀ_ρῶ contr. as if from ἀερῶ, which is not in use. Compare the morphological problems of ἀείδω. lift, heave, raise up, Hom., etc.; ἱστία στεῖλαν ἀείραντες furled the sails by brailing them up, Od.:—esp. to lift for the purpose of carrying, to bear away, carry, Il.; ἄχθος ἀείρειν, of ships of burden, Od.; μή μοι οἶνον ἄειρε offer me not wine, Il.
II.Mid. to lift up for oneself, i. e. bear off, c. acc. rei, Il. raise or stir up, ἀείρασθαι πόλεμον to undertake a long war, Hdt.; βαρὺς ἀείρεσθαι slow to undertake, id=Hdt.
3.ἀείρασθαι τὰ ἱστία to hoist sail, with or without ἱστία, id=Hdt.
III.Pass. to be lifted or carried up, Od.; ἀείρεσθαι εἰς . . to rise up and go to a place, Hdt.;—mostly of seamen, but also of land-journeys, id=Od. be suspended, πὰρ κουλεὸν αἰὲν ἄωρτο [the dagger] hung always by the sword-sheath, Il.
3.metaph. to be lifted up, excited, Soph.

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