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διαφαίνω , through, let a thing be seen through,τὴν λευκότητα δ.Arist.GA735b20; “Ἀὼς καλὸν διέφαινε πρόσωπονTheoc.18.26; “δ. τὰς ἑαυτῶν φύσειςPlb.12.24.1.
2. allow light to pass, Hero Aut. 27.1.
3. convey (to the reader), “κατασκευήνPhld.Po.2.35.
II. Pass., show through, νεκύων δ. χῶρος showed clear of dead bodies, Il. 8.491; to be seen through a transparent substance, Hdt.3.24; “μέλαν τὸ μὴ διαφαινόμενονimpervious to light, Arist.GA780a34, cf.Pr.936a8; λίθος διαφαινόμενος transparent stone, Agatharch.82.
2. to glow, to be red-hot,μοχλὸς διεφαίνετο αἰνῶςOd.9.379.
3. metaph., to be proved, show itself,ἐν πείρα τέλος -εταιPi.N.3.71, cf. Th.2.51; to be conspicuous,δυνάμει ταῦτα μέγιστα διεφάνηId.1.18; stand out, excel, πάνθ᾽ ἁπλῶς διαφαίνεται prob. in Phld.Po.5.4.
III. intr., show light through, to be transparent,ἱμάτια -ονταPhilem.81; dawn,ἡμέρης -ούσηςHdt.7.219, cf. 8.83: metaph., shine through,τὸ μεγαλοπρεπὲς διὰ τοῦ προσώπου διαφαίνειX.Mem.3.10.5.
2. πυρὰ διέφα_νε (Dor. aor. 1) the pyre parted its flames, so as to allow a passage, Pi.P.3.44 (v.l. -φαινε).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.24
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.219
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.83
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.491
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.379
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.18
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.51
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 3.10.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 12.24.1
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