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πταίρω , Hippiatr.38 (
A.v.l. πτέρεται, v. πτέρομαι), also πτείρω , Hdn. Gr.1.191 codd. (pres. in use in early writers πτάρνυμαι , Hp.Morb.2.54, X.An.3.2.9, Philem.100.4, Arist.Pr.962b8 (also πτάρνεται Gloss.), impf. “ἐπταρνύμηνDiog.Ep.35.3): aor. 2 “ἔπτα^ρονOd.17.541, etc.: rarely aor. 1, part. “πτάραντεςArist.Pr.963a33 (s.v.l.):—Pass., v. sub fin.:—sneeze, μέγ᾽ ἔπταρεν he sneezed aloud, Od. l.c. (taken for a good omen, cf. Ar.Ra.647, etc.); but also as a bad omen, “λυπούμεθ᾽ ἂν πτάρῃ τιςMen.534.9; “ἔπταρον εἰς ἀνέμουςAP11.375 (Maced.); οὐδὲ λέγει "Ζεῦ σῶσον", ἐὰν πτάρῃ ib.268; “ἀναλαβὼν τοιοῦτόν τι, οἵῳ κνήσαις ἂν τὴν ῥῖνα, πτάρεPl.Smp.185e: metaph. of a lamp, sputter, AP6.333 (Marc. Arg.):—also in aor. Pass., part. “πταρείςHp.Epid. 5.14, Arist.Pr.887b35.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 647
    • Plato, Symposium, 185e
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.2.9
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.541
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