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σχῆμα 1 σχεῖν Lat. habitus, form, shape, figure, Eur., Ar., etc.; as a periphr., σχῆμα πέτρας πέτρα, Soph.; σχ. δόμων Eur.
2.form, figure, appearance, as opp. to the reality: a show, pretence, Thuc.; ἔχει τι σχῆμα Eur.
3.the bearing, look, air, mien of a person, Hdt., Soph.: in pl. gestures, Xen.
4.the fashion, manner, way of a thing, σχ. στολῆς fashion of dress, Soph.; σχ. βίου, μάχης Eur.: absol. dress, equipment, Ar., Plat.
5.the form, character, characteristic property of a thing, Thuc.; βασιλείας σχ. the form of monarchy, Arist.
6.a figure in dancing, Ar.: in pl. pantomimic gestures, postures, id=Ar., etc.

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