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μηκύν-ω , Dor. μα_κ- Pi. (v. infr.): fut. -
2. delay, put off, “τέλοςPi. P.4.286.
3. μ. λόγον, λόγους, spin out a speech, speak at length, Hdt. 2.35, S.El.1484; “τέκν᾽ εἰ φανέντ᾽ ἄελπτα μηκύνω λόγονId.OC1120; “τὴν ἀπολογίανIsoc.11.44; “λόγους μακροτέρουςTh.4.17: without λόγον, to be lengthy or tedious, Hdt.3.60, Ar.Lys.1132, Pl.R.437a, D.H. Comp.23; μ. περί τινος enlarge upon . . , Demetr.Eloc.71: acc. objecti, μ. τὰ περὶ τῆς πόλεως, τὴν ὠφελίαν, talk at length about, dwell upon . . , Th.2.42,43:—Pass., to be expounded at length, “αὖθις ταῦτα μηκυνθήσεταιEpicur.Nat.14.5; “μεμηκυσμένον σύγγραμμαPhld.Po.5.26; to be continually repeated, D.H.Comp.12; to be dwelt upon, Demetr.Eloc.137.
4. μ. βοήν raise a loud cry, S.OC489.
5. Gramm., lengthen a syllable, Str.10.5.8:—Pass., D.H.Comp.15, Plu.2.275f, A.D.Adv.146.18; φωνῆεν μηκυνόμενον a vowel capable of being scanned long, as αιυ, Heph.1.4.
6. Arith., multiply by a fresh factor, Theol.Ar.24,48.
7. Med., ἐμακύναντο κολοσσόν reared a tall statue, AP6.171.
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