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βομβ-έω , (βόμβος)
A.make a booming noise; in Hom. always of falling bodies, “τρυφάλεια χαμαὶ βόμβησε πεσοῦσαIl.13.530; αἰχμὴ χαλκείη χαμάδις βόμβ. πες. 16.118, cf. Od.18.397; βόμβησαν . . κατὰ ῥόον the oars fell with a loud noise . . , 12.204; βόμβησεν δὲ λίθος the stone flew humming through the air, 8.190; of the sea, roar, Simon. 1; of thunder, roll, rumble, Nonn.D.1.301; hum, of bees, etc., Arist.HA535b6, 627a24, Theoc.3.13, Pl.R.564d; “βομβεῖ δὲ νεκρῶν σμῆνοςS.Fr.879; of mosquitoes, buzz, Ar.Pl.538; of birds, “λιγυρὸν βομβεῦσιν ἀκανθίδεςAP5.291 (Agath.): generally of sound, buzz in one's ears, Pl.Cri.54d; but “ὦτα βομβεῖ μοιLuc.DMeretr.9.2: c. dat. instr., “κόχλῳ β.Nonn.D.36.93.
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