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λοξ-ός , ή, όν,
A.slanting, crosswise, Hp.Off.11; λοξή (sc. γραμμή), , a cross-line, E.Fr.382.9; λοξὰ βαίνειν, of a crab, Babr.109.1; “λ. ὄφιςCall.Epigr.26; λ. κύκλος the ecliptic, Arist.Metaph.1071a16, Cleanth.Stoic.1.112, Arat.527, Gem.5.51, Cleom.1.4, Ptol.Alm.1.8 (without “κύκλοςPlot.5.8.7); of the milky way, Gem.5.68; “τῶν ἀστέρων λ. γίνεται φοράArist.Mete.342a27; “λ. δρόμοςDiog.Oen.8; “λ. πορείας σχῆμαPlu.Phoc.2; λ. φάλαγξ, a phalanx of which one wing is in advance of the other, Ascl.Tact.10.1, Onos.21.8, Ael.Tact.30.3; λ. ζῴδια, i.e. λοξῶς ἀνατέλλοντα, Heph.Astr.3.1; οἱ λ. μύες the oblique abdominal muscles, Gal.2.518, al.; λ. τῇ θέσει πρός τι at an acute angle to it, Thphr.Sens.73, cf. Arist.Mu.393b15. Adv. -ξῶς, τὰ λοξὰ [ἐπιδεῖν] Hp.l.c.
2. of suspicious looks, λοξὸν ὄμμασιν βλέπειν τινά look askance at one, Anacr.75.1; “λοξὸν ὀφθαλμοῖς ὁρᾶνSol.34; “ὄμμασι λοξὰ βλέποισαTheoc.20.13; “λοξῷ ὄμματι ἰδεῖνA.R.4.475; οὔπω Ζεὺς αὐχένα λοξὸν ἔχει Zeus has not yet turned his neck aside, i.e. withdrawn his favour, Tyrt.11.2; but αὐχένα λοξὸν ἔχει, of a slave, as type of dishonesty, Thgn.536: hence metaph., mistrustful, suspicious, in Adv. Comp. -ότερον, ἔχειν πρός τιναPlb.4.86.8.
3. of language, indirect, ambiguous, esp. of oracles, Lyc.14, 1467, Luc. Alex.10; λοξὰ ἀποκρίνασθαι Id.D Deor.16.1; ἐν τοῖς χρησμοῖς λ., of Apollo, Id.JTr.28. (Cf. λέχριος.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Callimachus, Epigrams, 26
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.475
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.86.8
    • Hippocrates, De officina medici, 11
    • Plutarch, Phocion, 2
    • Lucian, Juppiter trageodeus, 28
    • Lucian, Alexander, 10
    • Lucian, Alexander, 16.1
    • Onasander, Strategicus, 21.8
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