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vain

Τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει -> Everything flows and nothing stands still
Heraclitus

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adj.

Puffed up: P. and V. σεμνός, ὑψηλός, P. ὑπερήφανος, μεγαλόφρων, ὀγκώδης, V. ὑπέρφρων, σεμνόστομος, ὑψηλόφρων (also Plat. but rare P.). ὑψήγορος, ὑπέρκοπος, Ar. and P. χαῦνος (Plat.), Ar. and V. γαῦρος.

Be vain, v.: P. and V. φρονεῖν μέγα, V. πνεῖν μεγάλα, ἐξογκοῦσθαι, Ar. and V. ὀγκοῦσθαι (also Xen.), Ar. ὀγκύλλεσθαι; see be proud, under proud.

Make vain: see puff up.

Useless, ineffectual: P. and V. κενός, μάταιος, ἀνωφελής, ἀνήνυτος, V. ἀνωφέλητος (also Xen.), P. ἄπρακτος.

In vain: P. and V. μάτην, ἄλλως, διὰ κενῆς (Eur., Tro. 753), V. ματαίως, ἐν κενοῖς (Soph. Aj. 971), ἄκραντα.

This is all in vain: V. τοῦτʼ ἀνηνύτως ἔχει (Soph., Frag.).

Be in vain, v.: V. ματᾶν.