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κολπ-όω ,
A.form into a swelling fold; esp. make a sail belly, “πνοιῇ . . λίνα κολπώσαντεςAP9.363.10 (Mel.); “ἄνεμος κ. τὴν ὀθόνηνLuc.VH 1.9; χιτῶνας κολπώσαντες τῷ ἀνέμῳ, καθάπερ ἱστία ib.13:—Pass., swell out, of membranes, Hp.Nat.Puer.16; “κολποῦται ὑμὴν φυσώμενοςArist.HA510b32; of Europa's garment, Mosch.2.129; “κολποῦται Ζέφυρος εἰς ὀθόναςAP10.5 (Thyill.); of a bay, curve, Plb.34.11.5: Medic., contain a sinus, Heliod. ap. Orib.44.8.22: pf. part. Pass., κεκολπωμένος turgid, of style, D.H.Dem.19.
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    • Polybius, Histories, 34.11.5
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Demosthene, 19
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