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χύσις [υ^], εως, , (χέω)
A.shedding, pouring out or forth,αἱμάτωνThphr.Fr.174.6(pl.): metaph., squandering,οὐσίαςAlciphr.1.21.
2. diffusion, e.g. of nutriment, Gal.6.87; opp. πίλησις, Id.Nat.Fac.1.3 (pl.); coupled with ἀνάλυσις, διάλυσις, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.136, cf. 188.
3. melting, “κηροῦS.E.P.3.14; casting, fusing, Str.16.2.25.
4. dispersion,ἐν τῇ χ. τοῦ ἑνὸς πλῆθος γίγνεταιPlot.6.6.1.
II. liquid poured forth, flood, stream, ἐκχέασα γάποτον χ., of a libation, A.Ch.97; “πόντου χ.Opp.H.5.78; “ὕδατοςArat.393, A.R.4.1416: metaph, χρονίη χ. lapse of time, AP9.153 (Agath.).
2. of dry things, heap,φύλλων χ.Od.5.483, 19.443; “νότος . . χύσιν κατεχεύατο φύλλωνCall.Hec.1.1.11, cf. AP9.282 (Antip.Thess.); “καλάμηςNic.Th.297.
3. metaph. of fluency or copiousness of speech, ascribed to Cicero in contrast to the ὕψος ἀπότομον of Demosthenes, “ Κικέρων ἐν χύσειLongin.12.4; “ χ. τῶν λέξεωνPhld.Po.Herc. 1676.6.
4. quantity, abundance,σαρκῶνAP5.36 (Rufin.); χ. φαυλότητος a great deal of badness, Porph.Abst.3.2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 97
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.443
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.483
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1416
    • Strabo, Geography, 16.2.25
    • Galen, De naturalibus facultatibus, 1.3
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