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ὑμν-έω, Ep. ὑμνείω Hes.Op.2; Ep.3pl. ὑμνεῦσιν h.Ap.190; fem. part. ὑμνεῦσα Hes. Th.11; Aeol. inf. ὔμνην to be restored for ὑμνεῖν in Alc.5.2; Lacon. 1pl. subj. ὑμνίωμες Ar.Lys.1305 (lyr.): Aeol. 3pl. impf. ὔμνην Sapph. Supp.20c.6: fut. ὑμνήσω Pi.Parth.2.11: (ὕμνος):

I. with acc. of person or thing sung of, sing of, first in Hes.Th.11,33, freq. in h.Hom. (h.Ap.178, al.), Lyr. (Sapph. l.c., Alc. l.c., Pi.N.10.2, al., B.10.13, al.), and Trag. (E.IT367, etc.; θρήνοις ..σ' ὑμνήσομεν Id.Rh. 976): also in Prose, celebrate in a hymn, commemorate, Ὦπιν Hdt. 4.35; τὰς τούτων ἀρετάς Lys.2.2, cf. B.5.33; [Παλαμήδη] ὑμνοῦσιν ὡς ..ἀπόλλυται X.Mem.4.2.33, etc.; τὸν θεόν Act.Ap.16.25; of the hymn itself, οὔτε ..μέ τις ὕμνος ὕμνησεν S.Ant.815 (lyr.): c. dupl. acc., ἃ τὴν πόλιν ὕμνησα the points wherein I praised our city, Th. 2.42:—
Pass., to be celebrated in hymns, of gods, OGI56.66 (Canopus, iii B.C.), Paus.9.23.3, etc.; also Ἀργεῖοι ..τὰ πολλὰ πάντα ὑμνέαται (Ion. for -ηνται) are everywhere praised, Hdt.5.67; ὑμνηθήσεται πόλις E.Ion1590; ἡ ὑμνουμένη χρυσῆ πλάτανος famous, X.HG7.1.38; αἱ ὑμνούμεναι φιλίαι Arist.EN1171a15; σοφία ἐν ἐξόδοις ὑμνεῖται LXX Pr. 1.20: impers., ὑμνεῖτο δ' αἰσχρῶς foul songs were sung, Com.Adesp. 1203.5.

2. descant upon, in song or speech, ἐν κατηρεφεῖ στέγῃ ..ὑμνήσεις κακά S.El.382; τὰν ἐμὰν ὑμνεῦσαι (Dor. for -οῦσαι) ἀπιστοσύναν ever singing of my want of faith, E.Med.423 (lyr.):—
Pass., Ἐτεοκλέης ἂν ..ὑμνοῖτο ..φροιμίοις πολυρρόθοις A.Th.7.

3. c. acc. cogn., sing, ᾆσμα, ὕμνον, Heraclit.15, A.Ag.1191: c. dupl. acc., παιᾶνα ..ὑμνοῦσι ..τὸν Αατοῦς γόνον E.HF688 (lyr.), cf. SIG711 L12 (Delph., ii B.C.).

II. tell over and over again, harp upon, repeat, recite, Pl.Prt.317a, R.549e, Tht.174e, etc.; ὡς ..Id.R.364a; ὑμνοῦσι τὸ γῆρας ὅσων κακῶν αἴτιόν [ἐστι] ib.329b; τὸν νόμον ὑμνεῖν recite the form of the law, Id.Lg.871a:—
Pass., ὁ δ' εἶπε πρός με βαί', ἀεὶ δ' ὑμνούμενα (Sch. τὰ πολυθρύλητα) S.Aj.292.

III. intr., sing, chant, ὡς ποιηταὶ ὑμνήκασι περὶ αὐτῶν Th.1.21; ὑμνῶν οὔποτ' ἔληγεν ὡς ..X.Ages.11.2.

2. in pass. sense, φῆμαι ..ὑμνήσουσι περὶ τὰ ὦτα will ring in their ears, Pl.R.463d. [On the quantity, v. ὕμνος.]