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ὑφίημι 1 2 v. ἵημι let down, ὑφ. ἱστόν to lower the mast, Il.; ὑφ. ἱστία, Lat. submittere vela, Hhymn. put under, τί τινι Hom.; τι ὑπό τι Xen.:— to put a young one under its dam, put it to suck, Od., Theocr.; in Mid., of the mother, ὑφίεσθαι μαστοῖς to put it to her breast, to suckle it, Eur.
3.ὑφ. τινά to engage any one secretly, to prepare him to play a part, to suborn, Soph.: Pass., ὡς ἔχιδν᾽ ὑφειμένη like a snake secretly introduced, slipped in, id=Soph. give up, surrender, Xen.
II.intr. to slacken, relax or abate from a thing, c. gen., ὑπεὶς τῆς ὀργῆς Hdt.; absol. to give in, abate, οὐδὲν ὑπιέντες id=Hdt.:—so too in Mid., id=Hdt.; so of things, τὸ ὕδωρ ὑπίεται τοῦ ψυχροῦ abates from its chill, id=Hdt.; τοῦ στόματός γε ὑφ. I give way as to it, Xen.; c. dat. to yield, give way to any one, τοῖς πολεμίοις id=Xen. Mid. and Pass. to lower one's sails, Ar.; mostly in part. perf., πλεῖν ὑφειμένῃ δοκεῖ μοι methinks I should run with lowered sails, i. e. to lower my tone, Soph.
2.σώζω νεοσσοὺς ὄρνις ὣς ὑφειμένη, like a cowering hen, —or perhaps with my nestlings under me, Eur.
3.generally, to submit, Xen.; c. inf., κατθανεῖν ὑφειμένη submissively prepared to die, Eur.

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