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αὐαίνω, Att. αὑ- (cf. ἀφ-, ἐπαφ-αυαίνω), impf. (καθ-)αύαινον Luc. Am.12: fut. αὐανῶ S.El.819: aor. ηὔηνα or αὔ- Hdt.4.172, inf. αὐῆναι Hp.Mul.1.84, part. αὐήνας Id.Morb.3.17:—
Pass., impf. Ar. Fr.613: aor. ηὐάνθην or αὐ- (v. infr.), ἐξ- Hdt.4.151: fut. αὐανθή-σομαι (cf. ἀφ-):—
but also Med. αὐανοῦμαι in pass. sense, S.Ph. 954: Mss. and editors differ with regard to the augm.: (v. αὔω):—
dry, αὐανθέν (of a log of wood) Od.9.321; αὐ. ἰχθῦς πρὸς ἥλιον Hdt.1.200, 2.77, cf. 92,4.172; αὐαίνεσθαι ὑπὸ τοῦ καύματος, διὰ ξηρότητα, X. Oec.16.14, 19.11, cf. An.2.3.16, etc.

2. wither, Thphr.HP3.7.1 (Pass.): metaph., εὐνομίη αὐαίνει ἄτης ἄνθεα Sol.4.36; αὐανθεὶς πυθμήν A.Ch.260; αὐανῶ βίον I shall waste life away, pine away, S.El.819: αὐανοῦμαι I shall wither away, Id.Ph.954; ηὑαινόμην θεώμενος Ar.Fr. 613.

II. intr., to be dry, μήτε ὑγραὶ μήτε λίαν αὐαίνουσαι Hp.Mul. 1.17.—
The Act. is comparatively rare, esp. in Attic.