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to increase, enlarge, strengthen, Hom.; ἲς ἀνέμου κύματ᾽ ὀφέλλει the force of the wind raises high the waves, Il.; μῦθον ὀφ. to multiply words, id=Il.; ὄφρ᾽ ἂν Ἀχαιοὶ υἱὸν ἐμὸν τίσωσιν, ὀφέλλωσί τέ τιμῆι and may advance him in honour, id=Il.: —Pass., οἶκος ὀφέλλεται it waxes great, prospers, Od.

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