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λιλαίομαι Mid., only in pres. and imperf.

to long or desire earnestly, Il.; metaph. of a lance, λιλαιομένη χροὸς ἆσαι longing to taste flesh, id=Il.; λιλαιομένη πόσιν εἶναι longing for him to be her husband, Od.: —also c. gen. to long for, λιλαιόμενοι πολέμοιο Il., etc.:—also, φόωσδε λιλαίεσθαι to struggle to the light of day, Od.

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