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ἐπιστροφ-ή ,,
A.turning about, “τῆς τοῦ ἀτράκτου δίνηςPl.R.620e; twisting, Thphr.HP3.13.3; of strands, Ph.Bel.58.15; “τῶν σχοινίωνPlu.Alex.25 (pl.); “ εἴσω . τῶν δακτύλωνPhilostr.Im.1.23.
2.. bending of a bow, Str.2.5.22.
3.. curve, winding of a bay, ib.33; of a river, Ptol.Alm.8.1.
II.. intr., turning or wheeling about, δαΐων ἀνδρῶν ἐπιστροφαί, i.e. hostile men turning to bay, S.OC1045 (lyr.); tossing, of a restless patient, Hp.Epid.7.83 (pl.); μυρίων ἐπιστροφαὶ κακῶν renewed assaults of ills unnumbered, S.OC537 (lyr.), cf. Arr. An.7.17.5; military evolutions, Plb.10.23.3, Plu.Phil.7; wheeling through a right angle, Ascl.Tact.10.4, etc. (but, as a general term, αἱ . τῶν ἵππων ib.7.2, cf. Arr.Tact.16.7); of ships, putting about, tacking, Th.2.90,91; ἐξ ἐπιστροφῆς by a sudden wheel, Plb.1.76.5, Plu.Tim.27; but ἐξ ἐπιστροφῆς παθεῖν to have a relapse, Hp. Coac.251.
2.. turn of affairs, reaction, counter-revolution, μή τις . “γένηταιTh.3.71; result, end, Plb.21.32.15 (dub.l.).
4.. moving up and down in a place, mostly in pl., πατρῴων δωμάτων ἐπιστροφαί the range of them, A.Th.648; οἷσιν οὐκ ἐπιστροφαί men who have no business here, E.Hel.440; βούνομοι . haunts of the grazing herds, A.Fr.249; so Κίλιξ δὲ χώρα καὶ Σύρων ἐπιστροφαί (cj. for Σηρῶν ἐνστροφαί) ib.271.
b. gravity of deportment, “ . τοῦ εἴδουςId.Im. 2.16.
6. correction, reproof, Plu.2.55b.
7. conversion, Act.Ap.15.3 ; “ πρὸς θεὸν CA24p.473M.
8. in Philos., return to the source of Being, Plot.1.2.4 ; “ . πρὸς αὑτόνId.5.3.6, cf. Procl. Inst.31 ; [ .] “τοῦ προελθόντος ἐπάνοδος εἰς τὸ γεννῆσανDam.Pr.75 ; . τῆς ἐκστάσεώς ἐστιν ἐπανόρθωσις ib.61.
9. in Logic, conversion of a proposition, σὺν ἀντιθέσει . the contraposition, Procl. in Prm.p.1004S.
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