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μαιόομαι ,
1. of a midwife, deliver a woman, Call. Jov.35, Luc.DDeor.16.2, cf. Plu.2.999c; “ὑμέας ἀφροσύνη μαιώσατο, τόλμα δ᾽ ἔτικτεAP9.80 (Leon.); “ἐμαιώσαντο νέον τόκον ΕἰλείθυιαιIG 14.967; of Hephaestus at the birth of Athena, Corn.ND19: abs., practise midwifery, Sor.1.80: in pass. sense, “ὑφ᾽ ἧς μαιωθεῖσαApollod. 1.4.1.
2. of the mother, to be delivered of, “ἣν . . οὐ μαιώσατο μήτηρColuth.181, cf. Nonn.D.4.437, etc.
II. of a nurse, suckle, μαζῷ τινα ib.8.186.
III. Act. only late, of dawn bringing forth day, Jo.Gaz.1.58.
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    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 1.4.1
    • Lucian, Dialogi deorum, 16.2
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