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ἐπαυρ-έω and ἐπαυρ-ίσκω ,
A.ἐπαυρεῖHes.Op.419, “ἐπαυρίσκουσιThgn.111: aor. “ἐπαῦρονPi.P.3.36, subj. ἐπαύρω, ῃς, (v. infr.), inf. ἐπαυρεῖν, -έμεν, Hom. (v. infr.):—Med., “ἐπαυρίσκομαιIl.13.733, Demoer.172, Hp.Nat.Puer.12, Morb.4.39: fut. “ἐπαυρήσομαιIl.6.353: 2sg. aor. 1 ἐπηύρω ἐπηύρου Elmsl.) A.Pr.28, inf. “ἐπαύρασθαιHp.Jusj.fin., Ep.27, Plb.18.11.7: aor. 2 “ἐπηυρόμηνE.Hel. 469, poet. 2sg. “ἐπαύρεοPi.N.5.49, 3sg. ἐπηύρετο prob. in Arist.EN 1163a20; Ep. 2sg. subj. “ἐπαύρηαιIl. 15.17, - (cf. 11.3), 3pl. “-ωνται1.410; inf. “ἐπαυρέσθαιE.IT529, And.2.2 (v. infr. 11):—Pass., aor. ἐπαυρεθέντα: ἐπιβάλλοντα, Hsch.
I. Act., partake of, share, c.gen. rei, “τῶν . . βέλτερόν ἐστιν ἐπαυρέμενIl.18.302; αὐτὸν . . σε βούλομ᾽ ἐπαυρέμεν (gen. omitted) Od.17.81; πλεῖον νυκτὸς ἐπαυρεῖ enjoys a greater share of night, of Sirius, Hes.Op.419; γειτόνων πολλοὶ ἐπαῦρον many have had enjoyment of (i.e. suffered loss from) neighbours, Pi.P.3.36; τὸ μέγιστον ἐπαυρίσκουσι have enjoyment in the highest degree, Thgn.111; obtain, meet with,εἴ κε . . κυβερνητῆρος ἐπαύρῃA.R.2.174.
2. of physical contact, touch, graze, esp. of slight wounds, c. acc., παρος χρόα λευκὸν ἐπαυρεῖν (sc. τὰ δοῦρα) Il.11.573; “μή τις χρόα χαλκῷ ἐπαύρῃ13.649: c. gen., λίθου δ᾽ ἀλέασθαι ἐπαυρεῖν take care not to touch, 23.340: abs., καὶ εἴ κ᾽ ὀλίγον περ ἐπαύρῃ if the spear touch ever so little, 11.391, cf. Nic.Th.763.
II. Med., reap the fruits, enjoy the benefit of a thing, whether good or bad:
b. more freq. in bad, though not ironical, sense, ἵνα πάντες ἐπαύρωνται βασιλῆος that all may enjoy their king, i.e. feel what it is to have such a king, Il.1.410; “οὐ μὰν οἶδ᾽ εἰ αὖτε κακορραφίης . . ἐπαύρηαι15.17: c. acc. et gen., τοιαῦτ᾽ ἐπηύρω τοῦ φιλανθρώπου τρόπου such profit didst thou gain from . ., A.Pr.28: abs., τῶ καί μιν ἐπαυρήσεσθαι ὀΐω I doubt not he will feel the consequences, Il.6.353; ἀπό τινος κακὰ . Demoer.172.
2.. ἀπό τινοςget nourishment from . ., Hp.Morb.4.39.
3. c. acc. rei, bring upon oneself,μή πού τι κακὸν καὶ μεῖζον ἐπαύρῃOd.18.107 (v.l. ἐπαύρῃς, but perh. better taken as 3sg. aor. Act., lest a greater evil reach thee).—Mainly poet. and Ion.
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 28
    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 11
    • Andocides, On his Return, 2
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1163a.20
    • Euripides, Helen, 469
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 529
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.180
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 419
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.3
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.391
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.649
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.733
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.17
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.302
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.410
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.340
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.353
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.81
    • Homer, Odyssey, 18.107
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.573
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.677
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.174
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.964
    • Polybius, Histories, 18.11.7
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