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ἐφαρμ-όζω , Att. ἐφαρμ-όττω , Dor. ἐφαρμ-όσδω Theoc.1.53.
2. to be adapted or capable of adaptation to, τινι Arist.APo.88a33, Pol.1276b25, al.; “ἐπί τινοςId.Ph.201b14, al.; ἐπί τι ib.228b25, al.; “ . . μάλιστ᾽ ἂν ἐφαρμόσας πολίτης ἐπὶ πάντας τοὺς . . πολίταςId.Pol.1275a33: abs., λόγος οὐκ . Id.Cael.308b2, etc.; tally, Id.Resp.474a10: Geom., coincide, “ἐπί τιEuc. 1.4, Archim.Con.Sph.18: c. dat., ibid., Papp.244.9:—Pass., c. dat., Plot.4.4.23.
3. befit, suit, [“οι^νῳ] ἐφαρμόζουσιν ἀοιδαίPanyas.14.2; to be applicable, of a test, “ἐπί τινοςArist.Pol.1275b32.
II. trans., fit one thing on to another, “οἱ χροῒ κόσμονHes.Op.76; “τοὔνομ᾽ . . ἐλεγείῳCritias 4 D.; σχοίνῳ [τοὺς ἀνθέρικας] Theoc.1.53:—Med., “ζεῦγλαν ἐφηρμόσατοAP9.19 (Arch.).
b. Geom., in Pass., of a figure, to be applied to another figure, “ἐπί τιEuc.1.4, Archim.Aequil.Prooem.; “γραμμὴ γραμμῇPlot.2.7.1.
2. suit, accommodate, “τὰς δαπάνας ταῖς προσόδοιςX.Ages.8.8; “τοὺς λόγους τοῖς προσώποιςD.H.Lys.13; λόγῳ μέλη καὶ μέτρα καὶ ῥυθμούς, Plu.2.769c, cf. Orph.A.1001; apply, “τι ἐπί τιArist.APo.75b4; refer, “τι ἔς τιναLuc.Pisc.38; λόγων τε πίστιν . . ἐφαρμόσαι to add fitting assurance, S.Tr.623:—Med., “χάρματι καὶ λύπῃ μέτρον ἐφηρμόσατοAP9.768 (Agath.), cf. 10.26 (Luc.):—Pass., adapt oneself to, τινι Epic. ap. Clearch.47, cf. Antig.Mir.25.
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    • Euclid, Elements, 1.4
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 76
    • Xenophon, Agesilaus, 8.8
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.385
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 623
    • Lucian, Piscator, 38
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Lysia, 13
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