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λυ?ω , ipf. ἔλυον, λύε, fut. λυ?σω, aor. ἔλυ_σα, λῦσεν, mid. aor. ἐλυ?σαο, inf. λυ?σασθαι, aor. 2, w. pass. signif., λύτο, λύντο, pass. perf. λέλυμαι, opt. λελῦτο, aor. λύθη, 3 pl. λύθεν: I. act., loose, loosen, set free, of undoing garments, ropes, Il. 4.215, Od. 11.245, Od. 2.415; unharnessing horses, Od. 4.35; of freeing from bonds or captivity (said of the captor), Il. 1.20; pass., of anything giving way, coming apart, Il. 2.135, Od. 22.186; fig., in senses answering to those enumerated, τινὰ κακότητος, ‘deliver’ from misery; ἀγορήν, ‘dismiss’; so λύτο δ᾽ ἀγών; and with reference to emotion, or fainting, death, λύτο γούνατα καὶ φίλον ἦτορ, ‘gave way,’ ‘sank,’ ‘quaked’ (sometimes the act., Od. 20.118); of sleep ‘relaxing’ the limbs, or ‘dissolving’ cares, Od. 4.794, Il. 23.62; of ‘undoing’ (destroying) cities, Il. 2.118.—III. mid., loose or undo oneself, Od. 9.463, or something of one's own, get loosed or released, ransom; λυ_σόμενος θύγατρα, said of the father, Il. 1.13; cf. the act., v. 20.
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