not in nom., πτυχή being used instead
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
; of the entrails, Eur.
:—of writing tablets (cf. πτυκτός
in pl. of the sides of a hill
(which viewed from a distance appears to be in folds), a cleft, glen, corrie, combe
, etc.; also in sg., Il.
:—so also of the sky with its cloud-clefts
:—metaph., ὕμνων πτυχαί varied turns of poesy