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ἐπαινέω 1 2 3 4 poetic but not Attic are ἐπ-αινήσω, ἐπ-ῄνησα 5 6 7 8 9 approve, applaud, commend, Lat. laudare, Hom., etc.; ἐπ. τινά τι to commend one for a thing, Aesch. compliment publicly, panegyrize, Thuc. undertake to do, c. inf., Eur.
4.the aor. ἐπῄνεσα is in attic used in a pres. sense, ἐπῄνεσ᾽ ἔργον I commend it, Soph.: and absol., well done! Ar. recommend, exhort, advise, c. inf., Soph. a civil form of declining an offer, I thank you, I am much obliged, κάλλιστ᾽, ἐπαινῶ Ar.; so, ἐπ. τὴν κλῆσιν to decline it, Xen.
IV.of Rhapsodists, to declaim, Plat.

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