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μέλπω , Il.1.474, Lasus 1, etc.: Ep. impf.
A.μέλπονHes.Fr.265: fut. “μέλψωE.Alc.446, Ar.Th.989 (both lyr.), APl.1.8 (Alc.): aor. “ἔμελψαA.Ag.245 (lyr.), 1445, Ar.Th.974 (lyr.):—Med. (v. infr. 11):—poet. Verb, celebrate with song and dance, μέλποντες ἑκάεργον Il.l.c.; Φοῖβον Hes.l.c., cf. Pi.Fr.75.11; μ. τινὰ κατὰ χέλυν E.l.c.; “τινὰ κώμοιςAr. Th.989 (lyr.); “μ. ᾠδαῖς ΣπάρτηνAnaxandr.41.19 (anap.); “μ. τὸν πόσινE.Tr.339 (lyr.).
2. intr., sing, A.Ag.245, E.IT429 (both lyr.): c.acc.cogn., “μ. θανάσιμον γόονA.Ag.1445; ἰαχάν, βοάν, E.Med.150, Tr.547 (both lyr.); μ. τᾶς κιθάρας ἐνοπάν let it sound, Id.Ion881 (lyr.): c. dat. instrum., μ. αὐλῷ play on . . , AP6.195 (Arch.); μ. πτεροῖς, of the swan, Anacreont.58.9.
II. Med. μέλπομαι , Hom. (v. infr.), E. Ph.787 (lyr.): aor. part. “μελψάμενοςAP7.19 (Leon.): fut. μέλψομαι in pass. sense, ib.9.521:—sing to the lyre or harp, “μετὰ δέ σφιν ἐμέλπετο θεῖος ἀοιδός, φορμίζωνOd.4.17, cf. 13.27; “μέλπεο καὶ κιθάριζεh.Merc. 476; Μελπόμενος, epith. of Dionysus at Athens, Paus.1.2.5; dance and sing, as a chorus, “μετὰ μελπομένῃσιν ἐν χορῷIl.16.182, cf.h.Hom. 19.21; μέλπεσθαι Ἄρηϊ to dance a war-dance in honour of Ares, by a bold metaph. for to fight on foot (ἐνὶ σταδίῃ), Il.7.241: c. acc. cogn., στοναχὰς μέλποντο let them sound, E.Andr.1039 (lyr.), cf. Ph.l.c. (lyr.).
2. c. acc., sing of, celebrate, “νόμους καὶ ἤθεαHes.Th.66, cf. Pi.P.3.78; “μ. χοροῖσιE.Tr.554 (lyr.).
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