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