epic and poet. ἀείρω q.v.
distinguish ἀρῶ from ἀ_ρῶ, contr. of ἀερῶ.
I.to take up, raise, lift up
, etc.; αἴρειν βῆμα to step, walk
; αἴρ. σημεῖον to hoist
a signal, Xen.
:—Pass. to mount up, ascend
often of armies and ships, αἴρ. τὰς ναῦς to get
the fleet under sail
:—also intr. to get under way, start, set out
, ἆραι τῶι στρατῶι id=Thuc.
;—so in Mid. and Pass., Hdt.
2.to raise by words, to extol, exaggerate, Eur., Dem.
IV.to lift and take away, to remove, Aesch., etc.:—to take off, kill, NTest.
Mid., with perf. pass. ἦρμαι
, to take up for oneself: to carry off, win, gain
, κλέος Il.
(of horses) id=Il.
; κῦδος Hom.
:—hence simply to receive, get
, ἕλκος ἀρέσθαι Il.
; also, δειλίαν ἀρεῖ wilt incur
a charge of cowardice, Soph.
II.to take upon oneself, undergo, carry, bear, Il., etc.