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συναγωγεὺς. “A unifier,” in the sense of “restorer.” This subst. is unique in Plato, and rare elsewhere; cp. the use of συναγωγός, Prot. 322 C, Tim. 31 C.

ἀνθρώπου ξύμβολον. “But the indenture of a man” (Jowett): σύμβολον here is the tessera hospitalis; the host presents his departing guest with one half of a broken die (ἀστράγαλος), retaining the other half himself (see Smith D. A. s.v. “hospitium”). Cp. the use of the word by Empedocles, in his theory of reproduction stated in Arist. de gen. an. I. 18. 772^{b} 10 Ἐμπεδοκλῆς...φησὶ ἐν τῷ ἄρρενι καὶ ἐν τῷ θήλει οἷον σύμβολον εἶναι, ὅλον δ᾽ ἀπ᾽ οὐδετέρου ἀπιέναι— “ad quod decretum philosophi respexit fortasse Aristophanes” (Stallb.).

αἱ ψῆτται. Lat. rhombi, a kind of flat-fish (perhaps plaice or turbot): Schol. ἰχθύδιόν τι τῶν πλατείων ψῆττα, ἐκ δύο δερμάτων συγκεῖσθαι τὴν ἰδέαν δοκοῦν, τινες σανδάλιον καλοῦσιν κτλ.: “genus piscium, quod oculos et nares in altera tantum parte capitis habet” (Stallb.). Cp. Ar. Lys. 115 (where the Schol. curiously defines ψ. as ὄρνεον τετμημένον κατὰ τὸ μέσον, ὡς οἱ σφῆκες), Athen. VIII. p. 329.

φιλογύναικές. Cp. Cic. Tusc. IV. 11. 25 similiterque ceteri morbi...ut mulierositas, ut ita appellem eam, quae Graece φιλογυνία dicitur, etc. The sing. is φιλογύνης (see L. and S.).

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