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συντῆξαι. Cp. 183 E, Tim. 43 A πυκνοῖς γόμφοις ξυντήκοντες: Eur. fr. 964 πᾶσα γὰρ ἀγαθὴ γυνὴ, | τις ἀνδρὶ συντέτηκε, σωφρονεῖν ἐπίσταται. For τήκειν of the effects of love, cp. Theocr. id. I. 66; Xen. Symp. VIII. 3.

συμφυσῆσαι. Stallb., Hommel and Jowett retain the vulgate, συμφῦσαι, but the other lection gives a better sense—“to weld together,” conflare: cp. Il. XVIII. 470. There is a ref. to this passage in Arist. Pol. II. 4. 1262^{b} 11 καθάπερ ἐν τοῖς ἐρωτικοῖς λόγοις ἴσμεν λέγοντα τὸν Ἀριστοφάνην ὡς τῶν ἐρώντων διὰ τὸ σφόδρα φιλεῖν ἐπιθυμούντων συμφῦναι καὶ γενέσθαι ἐκ δύο ὄντων ἀμφοτέρους ἕνα (Newman here reads συμφυῆναι), but the word συμφῦναι is probably due to a reminiscence of 191 A. For the sense, cp. Orph. Fr. 139 παρήγαγεν...τὸν Ἔρωτα, ἑνοποιὸν ὄντα τῶν ὅλων.

τοῦ ὅλου...ὄνομα. This definition sums up the description of Eros given in 191 D ad init.

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