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εὔχομαι , imp. εὔχεο and εὔχου, ipf. εὐχόμην, aor. εὐξάμην: (1) pray, vow; then solemnly declare and wish; εὔχετο πάντ᾽ ἀποδοῦναι, ‘asseverated,’ Il. 18.499 ; εὐξάμενός τι ἔπος ἐρέω.. εἴθ᾽ ὣς ἡβώοιμι, Od. 14.463, 468, Il. 14.484; usually, however, of praying to the gods.—(2) avow, avouch oneself, boast; ἡμεῖς τοι πατέρων μέγ᾽ ἀμείνονες εὐχόμεθ̓ εἶναι, Il. 4.405; usually of just pride, but not always, Il. 13.447.
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