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πτύξ not in nom., πτυχή being used instead πτύσσω

I.a fold, leaf, plate, mostly in pl., πτύχες σάκεος plates of metal or leather used to form a shield, Il.: the folds of a garment, Hhymn., Eur.; of the entrails, Eur.:—of writing tablets (cf. πτυκτός), Trag. pl. of the sides of a hill (which viewed from a distance appears to be in folds), a cleft, glen, corrie, combe, Hom., etc.; also in sg., Il., Soph.:—so also of the sky with its cloud-clefts, Eur.:—metaph., ὕμνων πτυχαί varied turns of poesy, Pind.

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