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πλάτος (A) [α^], εος, τό, πλατύς)
A.breadth, width,σώματοςSimon.188, etc.: abs., τὸ π. or π., in breadth. Hdt.1.193, 4.195, X.Oec.19.3; “ἴση μῆκός τε π. τεEmp.17.20.
b. Math., breadth, i.e. the second dimension,ἐν μήκει καὶ π. καὶ βάθειPl.Sph.235d, cf. Arist.Ph.209a5; κατὰ π., opp. κατὰ μῆκος, κατὰ βάθος, Id.Cael.299b26, Mete.341b34.
3. latitude, whether terrestrial or celestial, Str.1.4.2, Cleom.1.4, 2.4, Ptol.Alm.2.12, Vett.Val.30.12.
4. metaph., plane,ἐν τῷ ψυχικῷ π.Procl.Inst.201.
5. plane of flat fish, Arist.HA489b33; flat of the tail, ib.549b1; flat part of the body of the fishing-frog, Id.PA695b15.
6. extension, breadth of a subject, Gal.1.316; “οὐκ ὀλίγον τὸ π.Id.11.738.
7. = πλάτας, Judeich Altertümervon Hierapolis No.322, al.
II. metaph., range of variation, latitude,π. ἔχεινPlot.6.3.20; “ ὑγίεια π. ἔχειGal.6.12, cf.11.737.
III. with Preps., ἐν πλάτει in a loose sense, broadly, Posidon. ap.Stob.1.8.42, Str.2.1.39, D.H.Comp.21, EM673.24; opp. κατ᾽ ἀκρίβειαν, S.E.M.10.108; “ὡς ἐν π.Sor.1.24 (but περὶ ὧν ἐν τῷ π. λέγομεν which we will discuss in detail, D.L.7.76); also ἐπὶ πλάτει Ἑλληνίζειν talk loose Greek, Phld.Po.2.9; κατὰ πλάτος λέγεσθαι to be said loosely, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.164, cf. Sor.1.6, 21.
V. π. καρδίας, of Solomon, width of knowledge, LXX 3 Ki.2.35a.
VI. ἀργυρίου πλάτη, = δραχμαί, IG9(1).189.15 (Tithora, ii A.D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.193
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.195
    • Plato, Laws, 819e
    • Plato, Sophist, 235d
    • Plato, Statesman, 284e
    • Strabo, Geography, 1.4.2
    • Strabo, Geography, 2.1.39
    • Xenophon, Economics, 19.3
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 21
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