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[33] 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 Dτὸν 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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