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προφαίνω , poet. 2 aor. Pass.
A.προφάνηB.5.77:—bring to light, show forth, manifest, “τοῖσι θεοὶ τέραα προὔφαινονOd.12.394; οὐρανῷ σκέλη π. let them be seen, S.El.753; ὡς τέρατα π. Thphr.CP2.17.4; display, “τὰς πορφυρίδαςLuc.Nigr.21: metaph., Ἀχιλεὺς . . Αἴγιναν π. brought it into light, made it illustrious, Pi.I.8(7).61:—Pass., to be shown forth, come to light, appear, προὐφαίνετο πᾶσα [νηῦς] Od.13.169; “προφάνητε Κάστορ καὶ ΠολύδευκεςAlc.Supp.12.3, cf.Hp.Aër.8, Superf. 4, S.Ant.1149 (lyr.), OT163 (lyr.), E.Hipp.1228; ψυχὰ προφάνη Μελεάγρου B.l.c.; προπέφανται ἅπαντα is all open to view, Il.14.332; ἱππέων τάξις μεγάλη ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ π. X.Cyr.6.3.12: c. inf., οὐδὲ προὐφαίνετ᾽ ἰδέσθαι there was not light enough for us to see, Od.9.143: aor. part. Pass. προφα^νείς, εῖσα, coming forward and appearing, 24.160; προφανέντε (v.l. -είσα)“ ἀνὰ πτολέμοιο γεφύραςIl.8.378; ἐς πόλεμον, ἐς πεδίον προφανέντε, 17.487, 24.332; “ὥς τις ἀφ᾽ αἵματος ὑμετέρου προφανεῖσαS.OC246 (anap.); appear to the mind, ἄτοπα π. Pl.Chrm. 172e; πολλά γέ μοι π. τοιαῦτα πρὸ τῆς ψυχῆς dawn upon, Id.Hp.Ma. 300c, cf. 303c; of sound, to be plainly heard, “προὐφάνη κτύποςS.Ph. 202; “δεινὰ προὐφάνη λέγωνId.OT790 (sed leg. προὔφηνεν).
II. show beforehand, foreshow, esp. of oracles and divine revelations, Hdt.7.37, S.Tr.849 (lyr.), X.Cyr.4.5.15; π. πολὺν καρπόν have a great promise of fruit, Thphr.HP4.14.9: folld. by a relat. clause, “ δαίμων π. ὡς αὐτὸς μὲν τελευτήσειν . . μέλλοιHdt. 1.210; ὅκως στρατιὴν πέμψεις . . , οὐ προφαίνεις holdest out no hope that . . , Id.7.161: c. inf., “τόν μοι δαίμων π. ἐν τῇ ὄψει ἐπαναστήσεσθαιId.3.65.
III. seemingly intr. (the cogn. acc. φάος or φῶς being understood), give forth light, shine forth, “οὐδὲ σελήνη οὐρανόθεν προὔφαινεOd.9.145, cf. Antioch.Astr. in Cat.Cod.Astr.1.110; hold a light before one, Plu.Cic.22; of a torch, “λύχνου -φαίνοντοςId.Sol.21; προφαίνων torch-bearer, Id.Cat.Mi.41.
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