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αὐαίνω , Att. αὑ- (cf. ἀφ-, ἐπαφ-αυαίνω), impf. (καθ-αύαινον Luc. Am.12: fut.
A.αὐανῶS.El.819: aor. ηὔηνα or “αὔ-Hdt.4.172, inf. “αὐῆναιHp.Mul.1.84, part. “αὐήναςId.Morb.3.17:—Pass., impf. Ar. Fr.613: aor. ηὐάνθην or αὐ- (v. infr.), “ἐξ-Hdt.4.151: fut. αὐανθή-σομαι (cf. ἀφ-):—but also Med. αὐανοῦμαι in pass. sense, S.Ph. 954: Mss. and editors differ with regard to the augm.: (v. αὔω):— dry, αὐανθέν (of a log of wood) Od.9.321; “αὐ. ἰχθῦς πρὸς ἥλιονHdt.1.200, 2.77, cf. 92,4.172; αὐαίνεσθαι ὑπὸ τοῦ καύματος, διὰ ξηρότητα, X. Oec.16.14, 19.11, cf. An.2.3.16, etc.
2. wither, Thphr.HP3.7.1 (Pass.): metaph., “εὐνομίη αὐαίνει ἄτης ἄνθεαSol.4.36; “αὐανθεὶς πυθμήνA.Ch.260; αὐανῶ βίον I shall waste life away, pine away, S.El.819: αὐανοῦμαι I shall wither away, Id.Ph.954; “ηὑαινόμην θεώμενοςAr.Fr. 613.
II. intr., to be dry,μήτε ὑγραὶ μήτε λίαν αὐαίνουσαιHp.Mul. 1.17.—The Act. is comparatively rare, esp. in Attic.
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