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συμφυ^ής , ές,
A.born with one, congenital, natural, “ὕδωρ . . εἴτ᾽ ἐπακτὸν εἴτε συμφυέςArist.Mete.382b11; “συμφυέστερον ἀνελευθερία . . τῆς ἀσωτίαςId.EN1121b14; “ς. κακάPlb.6.4.8. Adv., συμφυῶς ἔχειν πρὸς ἄλληλα to be naturally related, Arist.Phgn.805a10, cf. Ael.NA12.27.
2. adapted by nature, “ἀκοῇ ς. ἀήρArist. de An.420a4; “τοῖς σώμασινEpicur.Fr.30, cf. Ep.1p.14U.
II. grown together, naturally united, of the embryo in the womb, Arist.GA737b17; of the shells of bivalves, opp. μονοφυής, Id.HA525a22, Fr.304; of roots or branches, Thphr.HP5.2.4, al.; also ς. λίθος compact, solid, Id.CP3.6.5; “τοῖχοςD.S.2.49.
2. c. dat., attached, adhering, γλῶττα τῇ κάτω σιαγόνι ς., of the crocodile, Arist.PA660b28; “συμφυεῖς οἱ τένοντες ὑπάρχουσι τοῖς ὀστοῖςGal.6.194; “μῆλον . . ς. ἀκρεμόσινAP6.252 (Antiphil.): abs., forming one body, coalescing, of the tongue of the τέττιξ, Arist.HA532b12; of vision and the organ of vision, Pl.Ti.45d, cf. Sph.247d; of matter, cohesive, compact, Arist.GC327a1, Ph.255a12; τὰ συμφυέα the undivided (median) organs, viz. tongue and nose, opp. διεστῶτα (eyes, arms, legs), Aret.SD1.7; τῷ κοινῷ συμφυεῖς organic parts of the commonwealth, Plu.Lyc.25.
III. rarely c. gen., γένος ἀνθρώπων ς. τοῦ παντὸς Χρόνου congenital or bound up with . . , Pl.Lg.721c; ς. ἡμῶν combined with us, Id.Ti.64d.--Cf. σύμφυτος.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Plato, Laws, 721c
    • Plato, Sophist, 247d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 64d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 45d
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.4.8
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 1.7
    • Plutarch, Lycurgus, 25
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.49
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 12.27
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