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ἐλεφαίρομαι , old Ep. Verb, perh. connected with ὀλοφώϊος (q. v.),
A.cheat with empty hopes, said of the false dreams that come through the ivory gate (with play on ἐλέφας, cf. κραίνω)“, οἱ μέν κ᾽ ἔλθωσι διὰ πριστοῦ ἐλέφαντος, οἵ ῤ̔ ἐλεφαίρονταιOd.19.565: generally, cheat, overreach, “ἐλεφηράμενος . . ΤυδεΐδηνIl.23.388.
II. of the Nemean lion, ἐλεφαίρετο φῦλ᾽ ἀνθρώπων he used to destroy them, Hes.Th.330. (Act. only in Hsch., who also has aor. 1 ἐλεφῆραι: ἀπατῆσαι.)
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