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exaggerate

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. τῷ λόγῳ αἴρειν, ἐπὶ τὸ μεῖζον δεινοῦν. ἄνω ἐξαίρειν, P. and V. κοσμεῖν, Ar. and V. πυργοῦν. Exalt: P. and V. μεγαλύνειν; see exalt. Exaggerate a petty smart: V. τὸ μηδὲν ἄλγος εἰς μέγα φέρειν (Soph., O.R. 638).