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μαίομαι , Aeol. μαίομαι and μάομαι [α^] (v. infr.): fut.
A.μάσσομαιIl.9.394 (Aristarch., recte): aor. I, V. ἐπιμαίομαι:—seek after, seek for, γυναῖκα Il.l.c.; κευθμῶνας ἀνὰ σπέος searching for hiding-places in the cave, Od.13.367, cf. 14.356, Hes.Op.532, h.Cer.44, Pi.O.1.46, Trag.Adesp.509 (lyr.); pursue, “ μαιόμενος τὸ μέγα κρέτοςAlc.25.1; “δυνατὰ μαιόμενοςPi.P.11.51, cf. N.3.5; μ. ὄλεθρόν τινι seek one's destruction, Nic.Th.197: c. gen., A.R.4.1275: c. inf., seek to do, Pi.O.8.5, A. Ch.786 (lyr., dub.), S.Aj.287; desire, ἐγὼ δέ σ᾽ ἐμαιόμαν σε μὰ ὤμαν cod.) Sapph.Supp.18.1; καὶ ποθήω καὶ μάομαι Ead.23; “Κρητῶν μαιομίνων ὃς ἀναίνετο αὐταρχεῖνPi.Pae.4.36.—Never used in Prose; for it appears in Pl.Cra.421a merely for an etym. purpose. (Prob. μα^ς)-yo-, cf. μασ-τήρ, μασ-τρός, μασ-τεύω; but μα^- is found in μα^τεύω, μα^-τήρ; perh. cogn. with μῶμαι.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 786
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 532
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.394
    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.367
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.356
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 44
    • Plato, Cratylus, 421a
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 287
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1275
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