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προφαίνω 1 2 3 4 5 bring forth, bring to light, shew forth, manifest, display, Soph.: metaph., Ἀχιλεὺς Αἰγίναν πρ. brought it into light, made it illustrious, Pind.:—Pass. to be shewn forth, come to light, appear, Hom., Soph.; impers., οὐδὲ προὐφαίνετ᾽ ἰδέσθαι nor was there light enough for us to see, Od.:—aor2 pass. part. προφα^νείς, εῖσα, coming forward, appearing, id=Od. indicate or declare before, Soph., Dem.
3.= προτίθημι I. 5, to propose, ἆθλα Xen.
4.Pass., metaph. of sound, to be plainly heard, προὐφάνη κτύπος Soph. shew beforehand, foreshew, of oracles, Hdt., Soph.; ὅκως στρατίην πέμψεις, οὐ προφαίνεις holdest out no hope that thou wilt send, Hdt.: —Pass. or Mid. to shew itself or appear before, Xen.
III.seeminly intr. (the cognate acc. φάος or φῶς being understood), to give forth light, shine forth, οὐδὲ σελήνη προὔφαινε Od.; of a torch, Plut.; προφαίνων a torch-bearer, id=Plut.

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