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πλάσμα , ατος, τό,
A.anything formed or moulded, image, figure, “πλάσματα πηλοῦAr.Av.686 ; κήρινον . . οὐκ οἶδ᾽ τι π. as it were a piece of wax-work, Pl.Tht.197d, cf. 200c, Sph.239e ; of figures made by bakers, Men.113 : pl., cakes of incense, POxy.2144.29 (iii A.D.).
b. the body, as fashioned by the Creator, PMag.Par.1.212.
II. counterfeit, forgery, “π. ὅλον ἐστὶν διαθήκηD.45.29.
b. figment, fiction, “πλάσματα τῶν προτέρωνXenoph.1.22, cf. Arist.Cael. 289a6, Str.1.2.36, J.BJ1.1.2, Plu.Thes.28, etc. ; of a story which is fictitious but possible, opp. “ἱστορία” 11 and “μῦθος” 11.3, S.E.M.1.263, Aus. Prof.21.26, cf. Ph.1.528.
c. pretence, Phld.Vit.p.38 J., Plu.Mar. 43.
2. delusion, Phld.Lib.p.56O.
2. in music, affected execution, with trills, falsetto, etc., μετὰ πλάσματος αὐλεῖν, opp. ἀπλάστως, Thphr.HP4.11.5 ; of studied intonation in orators or actors, “π. φωνῆς ἀθόρυβονPlu.Per.5, cf. 2.405d ; lectio plasmate effeminata, Quint.Inst.1.8.2 ; “ἀναγνώσεις μετὰ πλάσματοςSor. 1.49.
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 686
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    • Plutarch, Theseus, 28
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