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ἀφανίζω ἀφανής make unseen, hide from sight, Xen., Thuc., etc. do away with, remove, ἄχος Soph.; ἀφ. τινὰ πόλεος to carry off one from the city, Eur.; ἀφ. αὑτὸν εἰς τὸν νεών to disappear into the temple, Ar.:—of state criminals, to remove from sight, make away with, Hdt., Xen.: Pass. to be concealed or suppressed, Thuc. destroy utterly, rase to the ground, erase writing, id=Thuc., Dem.: to obliterate traces, Xen. obliterate, tarnish one's good name, Thuc., Plat.:—but in good sense, ἀφ. ἀγαθῶι κακόν to wipe out ill deeds by good, Thuc.; δύσκλειαν id=Thuc. disfigure, ἀφ. τὰ πρόσωπα, of hypocritical sadness, NTest. make away with property, Aeschin., Dem.
II.Pass. to become unseen, to disappear, Hdt., Soph.; of persons buried by a sand-storm, Hdt.; or, lost at sea, Thuc., Xen.

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