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φυ_σάω , Ion. pres. part.
A.φυσέωνCall.Iamb.1.101 (rightly censured by Sch. in PSI9.1094.30): (φῦσα):
I. abs., blow, puff (opp. ἀάζω, Arist.Pr.964a11), of bellows, “φῦσαι . . ἐφύσωνIl.18.470; of the wind, 23.218; of men, “φυσητῆρας ἐσθέντες . . φυσῶσι τοῖσι στόμασιHdt.4.2, cf. Th.4.100, Call.l.c.; δεινὰ φυσᾷ snorts furiously, E.IA381 (troch.); metaph. from a flute-player, “φυσᾷ γὰρ οὐ σμικροῖσιν αὐλίσκοιςS.Fr. 768; μέγαφυσᾶν, Lat. magnum spirare, E.IA125 (anap.); “οἱ φυσῶντες ἐφ᾽ ἑαυτοῖς μέγαMen.302; “μεγάλα φ.Id.Epit.492, Ph.2.85; “ἡλίκον ἐφύσα τότεLuc.Nec.12; αἷμαφυσῶν Ἄρης breathing blood and murder, S.El.1385 (lyr.); πολιτικὸν φύσημα φ. swell with political pride, Pl. Alc.2.145e; abs., “παύου φυσῶνEphipp.5.20 (anap.); “οὐκ ἐφύσων οἱ Λάκωνες ὡς ἀπόρθητοί ποτε;Antiph.117 (troch.); “τῇ γένῇ φυσῶντεςHerod.2.32; “φυσῶσα ἐπὶ τῷ γένειD.Chr.58.5.
II. trans., puff or blow up, distend, φ. κύστιν blow up a bladder, Ar.Nu.405 (anap.); of bag-pipers, Id.Ach.863; φ. δίκτυον, prov. of labour in vain, Phryn. PSp.121 B.; φ. τὴν γνάθον, of one going to be shaved, Ar.Th.221 (but φ. τὰς γνάθους to puff them up, of pride, D.19.314); distend, of disease, AP11.13 (Ammian.):—Pass., “ἀσκοὶ πεφυσαμένοιSophr. in PSI11.1214d9 (cf. Epich.246); “φλέβας φυσωμέναςHdt.4.2; “ γαστὴρ ἐπεφύσητό μουAr.Pl.699; “πρόβατα ἀποδαρέντα καὶ φυσηθένταX.An.3.5.9; πεφυσημένοι puffy, swollen, opp. εὔχροοι, Id.Lac.5.8.
b. later of a solid swelling, e.g. of the tongue, “ὅταν φυσηθῇAët.8.40; of the male breasts at puberty, “φυσῶνται κατὰ ποσόνPaul.Aeg.6.46.
2. metaph., puff one up, make him vain, and so cheat him, D.13.12, 59.38; “φ. αὐτὸς ἑαυτόνAristaenet.1.27:—Pass., to be puffed up,ἐπὶ δυνάμειX.Mem.1.2.25, cf. D.59.97, Arr.Epict.2.16.10; “ὑπὸ τῆς τύχηςPlu. 2.68f; “πεφυσημένοι τὴν ψυχήνD.Chr.30.19.
3. blow up, kindle,τὸ πῦρPherecr.60, Dionys.Com.2.16; “τὸν φανόνPhilippid.16: but also,
4. blow out, extinguish,τὴν λαμπάδαAr.Ra.1098 (anap.), cf. Thphr.Ign.28 (Pass.).
5. blow out, spurt or spout out,φυσῶντ᾽ ἄνω πρὸς ῥῖνας . . αἷμαS.Aj.918.
6. blow a wind instrument, “φ. κόχλουςE. IT303; also φυσᾶν abs., Ar.Av.859, cf. Epigr. ap. Ath.8.337f; φυσᾶντες (Boeot.) Ar.Ach.868; χέρ᾽ ἐφύση blew into . . , Theoc.19.3:—Pass., “κόχλου φυσηθέντοςId.22.77.
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