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ἀμφίβολ-ος , ον,
A.put round, encompassing,σπάργαναE.Ion1490; “ὄρηOpp.C.2.133: Subst. -βολον, τό, κλωστοῦ -βόλοις λίνοιο E.Tr.537, cf. AP6.296 (Leon.).
II. struck or attacked on both or all sides, A.Th.298; . εἶναι to be between two fires, Th.4.32,36; “. γεγονέναι ὑπὸ τῶν πολεμίωνPlu.Cam.34, cf. Ph.Bel.86.13.
2. Act., hitting at both ends, double-pointed,κάμακεςAP6.131 (Leon.).
III. doubtful, ambiguous, Pl.Cra.437a, X.Mem.1.2.35, etc.; τἀγαθὰ ἐς ἀμφίβολον ἀσφαλῶς ἔθεντο prudently accounted their good fortune as doubtful, Th. 4.18; ἐς . θέσθαι call in question, Plu.2.756c; “τὰ ἅπαξ κεκριμένα . ποιῆσαιOGI664 (Egypt, i A.D.); “. νόμοςArist.Rh.1375b11; “τὸ .Top.160a29; “ἀμφίβολα λέγεινRh.1407a37; “δηλώσεις .Epicur. Ep.1p.27U.; συλλογισμοί, λέξεις, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.67,107; διάλεκτοι, prob. contradictory, ib.56,58; οἰνάριον . doubtful whether it is wine or vinegar, Polioch.2.8; ἐν ἀμφιβόλῳ εἶναι to be doubtful, Luc.D Mort. 1.1; “κατὰ δύο ἀμφίβολα Mete.22.27. Adv., “οὐκ ἀμφιβόλωςA.Th.863; “. ἔχεινD.H.Rh.10.5; “δέξασθαιArr.Tact.31.1.
IV. of persons, in doubt, wavering, uncertain, Luc.D Deor.20.11, D.C.37.36, etc.; also . βίος, of a turncoat, Luc.Pseudol.16; ἄνθρωπος, of a eunuch, Lib.Eth.26.3.
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    • Euripides, Ion, 1490
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    • Plato, Cratylus, 437a
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    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.2.35
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    • Lucian, Pseudologista, 16
    • Arrian, Tactica, 31.1
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