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σοφίζω 1 2 σοφός make wise, instruct, NTest.
2.Pass. to be clever or skilled in a thing, c. gen., ναυτιλίης σεσοφισμένος skilled in seamanship, Hes.:—absol. to pursue wisdom, be well instructed, Xen.
3.Mid. to teach oneself, learn, τι id=Xen.
II.σοφίζομαι, as Dep., with aor1 mid. and perf. pass. to play subtle tricks, deal subtly, Theogn., Eur., etc.; οὐδὲν σοφιζόμεσθα τοῖσι δαίμοσι we argue not subtly about the gods, Eur.:—in speaking, to use sophistical arguments, to quibble, περί τι Plat.; καίπερ οὕτω τούτου σεσοφισμένου though this man has dealt thus craftily, Dem.
2.c. acc. rei, to devise cleverly or skilfully, Hdt., Ar.; ἀλλότρια ς. to meddle with other men's craft, Ar.; τὸ τοῦτο δεῖ σοφισθῆναι this one must gain by craft, Soph.:—perf. part. σεσοφισμένος in pass. sense, craftily devised, NTest.
3.c. acc. pers. to deceive, Anth.

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