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τροπή 1 τρέπω

I.a turn, turning:
1.τροπαὶ ἠελίοιο the tropics or solstices, i. e. midsummer and midwinter, Lat. solstitium and bruma, when the sun appears to turn his course and cross the ecliptic. Hom. speaks of τροπαὶ ἠελίοιο as denoting a point in the heavens, prob. to the westward, Od.; τροπαὶ θεριναί and χειμεριναί, Hdt., attic:—when τροπαί is used alone, it mostly refers to the winter solstice, περὶ ἡλίου τροπάς (sc. χειμερινάς) Thuc.
2.a turn, change, = μεταβολή, Aeschin., Plut.
3.τροπαὶ λέξεως a change of speech by figures or tropes (τρόποι), Luc.
II.the turning of the enemy, putting him to flight, a rout, τροπήν (or τροπάς) τινος ποιεῖν or ποιεῖσθαι to put one to flight, Hdt., Ar., etc.; τροπὴ γίγνεται Hdt.; ἐν τροπῇ δορός in the rout caused by the spear, Soph.

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