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A.trans. to burn, burn up, Il., Aesch.:—Pass. to take fire, blaze up, Il.
2.metaph. to kindle, inflame with passion, Soph., Eur.:—Pass., like Lat. uri, to burn with passion, be inflamed, Soph., Ar. light up, Ζεὺς βέλος φλέγων making it blaze or flash, Aesch.; metaph., ἄταν οὐρανίαν φλέγων letting the flame of mischief blaze up to heaven, Soph.:—Pass. to blaze up, be a-light, Aesch.
2.metaph. to make illustrious or famous, Lat. illustrare, Pind.:—Pass. to be or become so, id=Aesch.
B.intr. to burn, flame, blaze, Aesch., Soph.; of armour, to flash, Eur.
2.metaph. to break forth, of passion, Aesch. shine forth, become famous, Pind.

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