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πι_λ-έω , (πῖλος)
A.= πιλόω (which is rejected by EM672.12), compress wool, make it into felt, πιληθεὶς πέτασος a felt hat, AP6.282 (Theod.).
II. generally, compress, close up, “πιλοῦντες ἑαυτούςAr. Lys.577 ; “πιλήσαντες τοὺς λόχουςD.H.9.58; make firm or solid, π. καὶ πυκνοῦν τὴν σάρκα, τὸ σῶμα, Gal.11.758,394; “τρίψει . . π. τὸ δέρμαId.6.417 :—Pass., to be close pressed, “διὰ τὸ πολὺ εἰς ὀλίγον πιληθῆναι τόπονArist.Mete.366b13 ; χθὼν . . οὔπω πιληθεῖσα made solid, A.R.4.678; “ὕδατι πιληθεῖσα μᾶζαkneaded, APl.4.333 (Antiphil.); to be condensed, [“σελήνην] νέφος εἶναι πεπιλημένονXenoph. ap. Placit.2.25.4 ; of air, Hero Spir.1 Praef.; of a man, “παγκρατιαστὴς ὑπὸ τῆς πυκνότητος σαρκῶν πεπιλημένοςPh.2.449, cf. Porph.Chr.35 ; ἰσχνός, τὴν σάρκα πεπιλ. J.BJ6.1.6 ; τοῖς χείλεσι πιλουμένοις compressed, Sch.D.T.p.43 H.
2. π. πουλύπουν pound a polypus so as to make it tender, “πουλύπου πιλουμένουAr.Fr.191 ; “π. πλεκτάναςEub.150.7, cf. Arist. HA622a16 (Pass.), Zen.3.24.
3. metaph. in Pass., to be oppressed, overwhelmed, “κακοῖςHegesias ap.D.H.Comp.18 ; “τῷ θανάτῳ πεπιλημένοςAgath.5.3.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 6.1.6
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.678
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 577
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 9.58
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 18
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