σχεδίης, properly a feminine (see Od.1. 97) from the adjective “σχέδιος”, which may signify ‘made of joined planks’ (from “σχεδόν”, ‘close’); to which meaning the epithet πολυδέσμου seems to point; compare also the further description, “γόμφοισιν δ᾽ ἄρα τήν γε καὶ ἁρμονίῃσιν ἄρασσεν” (infra 248): so too Schol. Q., interpreting it by “γόμφοις ἐμπεπηγμένης”. Others understand by it ‘a hastily made’ boat, “νεὼς αὐτοσχεδίως πηχθείσης” Schol. V.; compare the later use of “σχεδιάζειν”. Plato seems to use “σχεδία” in this sense, Phaedo 85 D “τὸν γοῦν βέλτιστον τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων λόγων λαβόντα καὶ δυσεξελεγκτότατον, ἐπὶ τούτου ὀχούμενον, ὥσπερ ἐπὶ σχεδίας κινδυνεύοντα, διαπλεῦσαι τὸν βίον, εἰ μή τις δύναιτο ἀσφαλέστερον καὶ ἀκινδυνότερον ἐπὶ βεβαιοτέρου ὀχήματος . . διαπορευθῆναι” .
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