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μεγαίρω , aor. ἐμέγηρα, (from μέγας, cf. γεραίρω from γεραρός γέρας) prop.
A.regard as too great: hence,
I. grudge one a thing as too great for him, “μέγηρε γάρ οἱ τό γ᾽ ἈπόλλωνIl.23.865; ἐγὼ δέ τοι οὔ τι μεγαίρω Orac. ap. Hdt.1.66.
3. c. dat. pers. only, feel a grudge towards, “Δαναοῖσι μεγήραςIl.15.473.
6. Pass., to be envied, AP9.645.10 (Maced.).
II. = βασκαίνειν, bewitch, “ὄμμασι . . ἐμέγηρεν ὀπωπάςA.R.4.1670. (Said to be a Salaminian word, Sch.Il.13.563: in late Prose, as etym. of Μέγαιρα, Corn.ND 10.)
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 626
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.66
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.563
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.473
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.865
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.235
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.55
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.206
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 465
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.54
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.408
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.289
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1670
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