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πνέω Like other dissyl. Verbs in -έω, this Verb only contracts εε, εει blow, of wind and air, Od., Hdt., attic; πνέουσα (sc. αὔρα) the breeze, NTest. breathe, send forth an odour, Od.:—c. gen. to breathe or smell of a thing, Anth.
III.of animals, to breathe hard, pant, gasp, Il., Aesch.
IV.generally, to draw breath, breathe, and so to live, Hom.; οἱ πνέοντες οἱ ζῶντες, Soph.
V.metaph., c. acc. cogn. to breathe forth, breathe, μένεα πνείοντες breathing spirit, of warriors, Il.; so, πῦρ πν. Hes.; φόνον, κότον, Ἄρη Aesch.; so, πνέοντας δόρυ καὶ λόγχας Ar.; Ἀλφειὸν πνέων, of a swift runner, id=Ar.
2.μέγα πνεῖν to be of a high spirit, give oneself airs, Eur.; τόσονδ᾽ ἔπνευσας id=Eur.:—also, with a nom., as if it were the wind, μέγας πνέων id=Eur.; πολὺς ἔπνει καὶ λαμπρὸς ἦν Dem.

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