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πεινάω forms in αε contr. into η not α_, as in διψάω πεῖνα be hungry, suffer hunger, be famished, Lat. esurio, Hom., etc.: πεινᾶντι (doric for -ῶντι) μὴ προσενθῆις don't go near a hungry man, Theocr.
II.c. gen. to hunger after, Od.: —metaph., π. χρημάτων, ἐπαίνου Xen., NTest.

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