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συστρέφω 1 twist up into a ball, Lat. conglobare: of animals, to gather themselves together, in preparing to spring, Plat.: of soldiers, ς. ἑωυτούς to collect themselves, rally, Hdt.: Pass., συστραφέντες in a body, id=Hdt.; ἐπὶ πεντήκοντα ἀσπίδων συνεστραμμένοι ἦσαν they were formed in a mass 50 deep, Xen.
II.of soldiers, also, συστρέφειν ἐπὶ δόρυ to wheel them to the right, id=Xen.; ς. τὸν ἵππον to turn him sharply, Plut. form into an organised whole, unite, Hdt.:—Pass. to unite, club together, conspire, Thuc., Aeschin.
IV.of sentences, narratives, and the like, to compress, Arist.: absol., συστρέψας γράφει writes briefly, curtly, Aeschin.:—Pass., ῥῆμα βραχὺ καὶ συνεστραμμένον a short and pithy saying, Plat.

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