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1.the light of the sun, sunlight, and in pl. his rays or beams, Hom.; ὑπ᾽ αὐγὰς ἠελίοιο, i.e. still alive, Od.; so, αὐγὰς ἐσιδεῖν, λεύσσειν, βλέπειν Theogn., Aesch., Eur.; but, ὑπ᾽ αὐγὰς λεύσσειν or ἰδεῖν τι to hold up to the light and look at, id=Eur.; κλύζειν πρὸς αὐγάς to rise surging towards the sun, Aesch.:—metaph., βίου δύντος αὐγαί "life's setting sun, " id=Aesch.:— αὐγή the dawn, day-break, NTest.
2.generally, any bright light, as of fire, Hom.; of lightning, Il.; of the eyes, Soph.; hence αὐγαί, like Lat. lumina, the eyes, Eur.
3.any gleam on the surface of bright objects, sheen, αὐγὴ χαλκείη Il.; αὐγὰ πέπλου Eur.

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