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πλάσσω form, mould, shape, Lat. fingere, properly of the artist who works in clay or wax, Hes., Hdt.; τὴν ὑδρίαν πλάσαι to mould the water-jar, Ar.; ἔπλαττεν οἰκίας made clay houses, id=Ar.:—Pass. to be moulded, made, μὲν πλάσσεται one is a-moulding, Hdt.
II.generally, to mould and form by education, training, Plat. form in the mind, form a notion of a thing, id=Plat. put in a certain form: Mid., πλασάμενος τῆι ὄψει having formed himself in face, i. e. composed his countenance, Thuc.
V.metaph. to make up, fabricate, forge, Soph., Dem.:— absol., πλάσας λέγειν to speak from invention, i. e. not the truth, Hdt.:—so in Mid., Xen., etc.:—Pass., οὐ πεπλασμένος κόμπος not fictitious, Aesch.

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