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ἐξελίσσω , Att. ἐξέλ-ττω ,
A.unroll, unfold,περιβολὰς σφραγισμάτωνE. Hipp.864; “ταρσούςAen.Tact.29.8; “χάρτηνHeroAut.26.8: metaph., unfold, θεσπίσματα, λόγον, E.Supp.141, Ion397; “θεῖον νόμονPorph. Marc.26; “οὐδ᾽ ἄρα [τὸν αἰῶνα] ἐξελίξειςPlot.3.7.6; “προσελθοῦσα πηλικότης ἐξελίττει εἰς μέγεθος τὴν ὕλην;Id.2.4.9:—Pass., . . κύκλος . . ἴσην ἐξελίττεται γραμμήν is unrolled so as to form a line, Arist.Mech. 855a29, cf. Pr.914a30, HeroAut.25.3.
2. of any rapid motion, ἴχνος . ποδός evolve the mazy dance, E.Tr.3; “χορείανAristid.1.97 J.; . τινὰ κύκλῳ hunt one round and round, E.HF977; . κύκλους περί τινα wheel in circles round him, Hld.5.14; . τὸν αὑτῆς κύκλον [ἡ σελήνη] Plu.2.368a; of the hare, “δρόμον .double, Arr.Cyn.17.3:— Pass., -ιχθῆναι τοὺς ἑλιγμούς ib.21.3; wheel about,ἐπὶ δεξιάPlu.Cam. 5, cf. Tim.27: c. acc. loci, τοὺς κόλπους . follow the windings of the bays, App.BC5.84; “. τὴν τάφρονPlu.Pyrrh.28.
II. as military term, = ἀναπτύσσειν, extend the front by bringing up the rear men, deploy,τὴν φάλαγγαX.Cyr.8.5.15, HG4.3.18; “ἐξελίττεται στίχοςId.Lac.11.8.
b. countermarch, Ascl.Tact.10.13, etc.
c. generally, manoeuvre, Arr.Tact.25.6:—Med. or Pass., ib.16.8.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (21):
    • Euripides, Heracles, 977
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 864
    • Euripides, Ion, 397
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 141
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 3
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.5.15
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.3.18
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 11.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.28.12
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.51.11
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 20
    • Plutarch, Timoleon, 27
    • Plutarch, Camillus, 5
    • Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 28
    • Arrian, Cynegeticus, 17.3
    • Arrian, Cynegeticus, 21.3
    • Arrian, Cynegeticus, 25.2
    • Arrian, Tactica, 16.8
    • Arrian, Tactica, 25.6
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 13.14
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 3.16
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