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ἀφᾰν-ίζω, Att. fut. -ῐῶ X.An.3.2.11, Pl.Tht.184a: pf. ἠφάνικα D.36.18:—
make unseen, hide, νεφέλη ..ἠφάνισεν ἥλιον X.An.3.4.8; hush up, ἔργον Pl.Smp. 217e: hence, lose sight of, Eub.107.18; ἀ. τὸ συμφορώτατον do away with, reject, Hp.VM21 (v.l. for ἀφαιρέοντας); make away with a person, Hdt.3.126, X.Mem.1.2.53, Th.4.80; μή μ' ἀφανίσῃ λαβών Men. Epit.210:—
Pass., τὴν γνώμην μηδὲν ..ἀφανισθεῖσαν in no part concealed or suppressed, Th.7.8.

2. do away with, remove, ἄχος S. OC1712 (lyr.); τινὰ πόλεος carry one off from the city, E.Ph.1041 (lyr.); Μούσας ἀ. Ar.Nu.972; ἀ. αὑτὸν εἰς τὸν νεών disappear into the temple, Id.Pl.741.

3. destroy, Ἀθήνας X.An.3.2.11, cf. Plb.1.81.6, LXXDe.7.2; ὅλως ἀ. ἱερά D.21.147, cf. Epigr.Gr.376.8 (Aezani).

4. obliterate writing, Th.6.54; footsteps, X.Cyn.5.3, etc.; traces of bloodshed, Antipho 5.45; spirit away a witness, ib.52; get rid of, δίκην Ar.Nu.760.

5. secrete, steal, X.Oec.14.2.

6. obscure, mar one's good name, etc., πατρικὰς ἀρετάς, ἀξίωσιν, δόξαν, Th.7.69, 2.61: in good sense, ἀ. ἀγαθῷ κακόν wipe out ill deeds by good, ib.42; δύσκλειαν Id.3.58; τὰ χρώματα ἀ. ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, of the wasting effect of grief, Antiph.98; τρίχα βαφῇ ἀ. disguise it by dyeing, Ael.VH7.20; ἀ. τὰ πρόσωπα (cf. ἀπρόσωπος), of artificial disfigurement, Ev.Matt.6.16, cf. LXXJl.2.20, Za.7.14.

b. spoil, οἶνον, ὕδωρ, Sor.1.90, Gal.9.645.

7. make away with property, etc., ἀργύριον, ναυτικόν, ἀνθρώπους, Aeschin. 1.101, 3.222, D.28.12; ἀ. τὴν οὐσίαν Aeschin.1.103; but, conceal the existence of, ἐργαστήριον, οὐσίαν, D.27.26,44.

8. drain a cup of wine, Eub.82.

9. ἀφανίσαι: σκεπάσαι, προνομεῦσαι, Hsch.

II. Pass., disappear, be missing, Hdt.4.8,124, S.Ant.255; of persons buried by a sand-storm, Hdt.3.26; or lost at sea, Th.8.38, X.HG1.6.33; ἀ. κατὰ τῆς θαλάσσης, of islands, Hdt.7.6; ὑποβρύχιος ἠφ. Plu.Crass.19; ἀ. ἐκ τῶν Θρηίκων Hdt.4.95; ἐξ ἀνθρώπων Lys.2.11; ἀ. εἰς ὕλην disappear into it, X.Cyn.10.23; καταγελασθὲν ἠφανίσθη was laughed down and disappeared, Th.3.83.

2. live retired, X.Ages.9.1.