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ὑμνέω ὕμνος

I.with acc. to sing, laud, sing of, Lat. canere, c. acc., Hes., Trag.:—also in Prose, to celebrate, commemorate, Hdt., Xen.;—c. dupl. acc., τὴν πόλιν ὕμνησα the points wherein I praised our city, Thuc.:—Pass. to be sung of, Ἀργεῖοι ὑμνέαται (ionic for -ηνται) have been praised, Hdt.; ὑμνηθήσεται πόλις Eur.; αἱ ὑμνούμεναι φιλίαι the famous friendships, Arist.
2.c. acc. cogn. to sing, Aesch., Eur. tell over and over and over again, to repeat, recite, rehearse, Lat. decantare, Plat.; ὑμνήσεις κακά wilt sing continually of thy ills, Soph.; τὰν ἐμὰν ὑμνεῦσαι (ionic for -οῦσαι) ἀπιστοσύναν ever singing of my want of faith, Eur.:—Pass., βαί᾽, ἀεὶ δ᾽ ὑμνούμενα few words, but such as oft repeated, Soph.
III.intr. to sing, chant, Thuc., Xen. a pass. sense, φῆμαι ὑμνήσουσι περὶ τὰ ὦτα will ring in their ears, Plat. [In Eur. sometimes υ.]

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