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ὑφαίνω [ῠ], Ion. impf. ὑφαίνεσκον Od.19.149: fut. ὑφᾰνῶ Ar.Ec. 654 (anap.): aor. ὕφηνα Od.4.739, 13.303, Ar.Lys.586, etc.; later ὕφᾱνα, LXXJd.16.14, Inscr.Délos 442 A206 (ii B. C.), AP6.265 (Noss.), Hymn.Is.14; as Dor. form, B.5.9, al.: pf. ὕφαγκα (συν-) D.H.Comp. 18, (παρ-) Ph.Byz.Mir.2.5:—
Med., v. infr.: aor. ὑφηνάμην Pl.Phd. 87b, X.Mem.3.11.6:—
Pass., aor. ὑφάνθην Pl.Ti.72c, (ἐν-, συν-) Hdt. 1.203, 5.105: pf. ὕφασμαι Antiph.99, Luc.VH1.18, (ἐν-) Hdt. 3.47, (παρ-) X.Cyr.5.4.48, but 3sg. ὕφανται S.E.M.8.129; a form ὑφήφασμαι is cited in Suid., ὑφήφανται in Phryn.PSp.32 B., ὑφήφασται Choerob. in Theod.2.91 H., ὑφύφασται Zenod. ap. EM785.46, Eust.1436.51: cf. ἐξυφαίνω. [ῠ exc. in augm. tenses.]:—
weave, freq. in Hom., who always joins ἱστὸν ὑφαίνειν (cf. ὑφάω), Il.6.456, Od.2.104, al.; except in 13.108, φάρε' ὑφαίνουσιν; so ὑ. ὕφασμα E.Ion 1417; χλαῖναν Ar.Lys.586; ἱμάτιον Pl.Hp.Mi.368c; ἐν εὐπήνοις ὑφαῖς ὑ. τι E.IT814; ἐν Ἐκβατάνοισι ταῦθ' ὑφαίνεται Ar.V.1143; ἀράχνια ὑ., of spiders, Arist.HA542a13, cf. 623a8: abs., weave, ply the loom, Hdt.2.35; αἱ ὑφαίνουσαι Arist.GA717a36; αἴγειροι πτελέαι τε ἐύ̈σκιον ἄλσος ὕφαινον Theoc.7.8 (cj. Heinsius for ἔφαινον):—
Med., ἱμάτιον ὑφαίνεσθαι Pl.Phd.87b, cf. X.Mem.3.11.6 sq.:—
Pass., λίθος ὑφαινομένη, i.e. asbestos, Str.10.1.6.

II. contrive, plan, of all schemes, good or bad, which are craftily imagined, freq. in Hom.; πυκινὸν δόλον ἄλλον ὕφαινε Il.6.187; ἔνδοθι μῆτιν ὑ. Od.4.678; ἐνὶ φρεσὶ μῆτιν ὑφήνας ib.739; μῆτιν ὕφαινε μετὰ φρεσίν Hes.Sc.28, cf. B.16.51; δόλους καὶ μῆτιν ὑ. Od.9.422; μύθους καὶ μήδεα πᾶσιν ὑ. Il.3.212, cf. Call.Fr.3ii10P. (Pass.); ταῦθ' ὕφηναν ἡμῖν ἐπὶ τυραννίδι this was the plot they laid against us to bring in tyranny, Ar.Lys. 630; πάντα ..ἐκ φρενὸς ὑφάνασα Hymn.Is.14:—
Med., Nicopho 5: but ὑφαίνεται is f.l. for ὑφαίνετε in Lyr.Adesp.ap. Stob.1.5.11 (v. NauckTGF2p.xx).

III. generally, create, construct, οἰκοδομήματα Pl.Criti.116b; ὄλβον Pi.P.4.141; θεμείλια Φοῖβος ὑφαίνει he lays the foundation, Call.Ap.57; κηρὸν ὑ. Tryph.536:—
Pass., ἀναίμου ὑφανθέντος [τοῦ σπληνός] Pl.Ti.72c.

2. compose, write, ποικίλον ἄνδημα (metaph. of an ode) Pi.Fr.179; ὕμνον B.5.9. (ὑφ-αίνω, cf. ὑφή, ὕφος, OE. wefan 'weave', Skt. ubhnāti 'hold together, cover, bind'.)