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ἐκθνῄσκω , fut. -θα^νοῦμαι : aor. ἐξέθα^νον :—
A.die away, to be like to die, γέλῳ (for γέλωτι) ἔκθανον were like to die with laughing, Od.18.100 ; “ὁρῶντες ἐξέθνῃσκον ἐπὶ τῷ πράγματιAntiph.190.7 ; “ὑπὸ γέλωτος .Plu. 2.54c ; “ὑπὸ τοῦ δέουςLuc.Icar.23, etc.
2. to be in a death-like swoon, ἐξέθανε πεντάκις ὥστε τεθνάναι δοκέειν, Hp.Epid.5.42, cf. Philem.1.6 D.; ἐκτεθνεώς, opp. ὄντως τεθνηκώς, Pl.Lg.959a ; opp. ἀποθνῄσκειν, Arist.HA521a11, cf.Pr.962b4:—so in S.Tr.568 (though Nessus was really dying) ἐκθνῄσκων may retain its usual sense, fainting away, at the point of death.
4. c.acc., to be terrified of,τὰς νόσους ἐκτεθνήκασιPhld. Herc.1251.18.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 18.100
    • Plato, Laws, 959a
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 568
    • Hippocrates, De capitis vulneribus, 19
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.13
    • Lucian, Icaromenippus, 23
    • Lucian, Quomodo historia conscribenda sit, 27
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 48.37
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