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μαι-εύομαι , (
A.μαῖα1.3) serve as a midwife, act as one, D.S.19.34; “ Ἄρτεμις μ.Luc.DDeor.26.2.
3. c. acc., bring to the birth, Marin.Procl.6; ὄρνιθας μ. hatch chickens, Anon. ap. Suid.; αἰετὸν κάνθαρος μαιεύσομαι, prov. of taking vengeance on a powerful enemy, Ar.Lys.695 (cf. Sch.).
4. deliver a woman, esp. metaph. in Pl. of the Socratic method, Tht.149b.
II. Act., Poll. 4.208, Sch.Opp.H.4.506:—Pass., τὰ ὑπ᾽ ἐμοῦ μαιευθέντα brought into the world by me, Pl.Tht.150e, cf. Philostr.VA5.13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 149b
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 150e
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 695
    • Lucian, Dialogi deorum, 26.2
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.34
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 1.5
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 5.13
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