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πλάγιος 1 πλάγος

I.placed sideways, slanting, aslant, Lat. obliquus, Thuc.
2.πλάγια, ων, τά, the sides, Hdt.:—in military sense, τοῖς πλαγίοις ἐπιέναι to attack the flanks, Thuc.; εἰς τὰ πλ. παράγειν or παραπέμπειν to make an army file off right and left, Xen.; πλαγίους λαβεῖν τοὺς πολεμίους to take the enemy in flank, id=Xen.
3.with Preps. in adverb. sense, εἰς πλάγιον obliquely, id=Xen.; εἰς τὰ πλάγια, opp. to εἰς τὸ ἀντίον, Thuc.; —ἐκ πλαγίου in flank, id=Thuc.; κατὰ πλάγια Xen.
II.metaph. not straightforward, crooked, treacherous, φρένες Pind.; πλάγια φρονεῖν Eur.

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