A.loosing, e.g. of a bandage or cord, Hp.Fract.10, Hero Aut.2.9.
2. release, deliverance, Pl.Cra.405b, Plb.33.1.5: c. gen., κατὰ τὴν ἀ. τοῦ θανὰτου as far as acquittal from a capital charge went, Hdt.6.136; ἀ. “κακῶν θάνατος” Plu.Arat.54; ἀ. πένθους end of mourning, OGI56.53 (Canopus).
3. getting rid of a disease, Hp.Coac.378, etc.
4. spell for releasing a divine being, PMag.Par.1.1056, al.