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ἔμφα^σις , εως, , (ἐμφαίνομαι)
A.appearing in a smooth surface, reflection, as in a mirror or in water, Arist.Mete.373b24, 377b17; κατ᾽ ἔμφασιν by reflection, Id.Mu.395a29; “ἔμφασιν ποιεῖνThphr.Lap.30; ἀμυδραὶ . τῆς ἀληθείας faint reflections or images, Plu.2.354c: generally, . προσώπου (in the moon) Epicur.Ep.2p.41U., Stoic.2.198, cf. Plot.4.3.18; “τοῦ ὄντοςDam.Pr.69; “τῶν πρώτων ἐν τοῖς ἐσχάτοις Alc.p.69C.; στερεοῦ πρώτη . ἐν τῇ τετράδι εὑρίσκεται Hierocl in CA 20p.465M.
2. outward appearance, impression, presentation, “τὰς . κρίνεινArist.Div.Somn.464b12; “φαντασιῶνStoic. 2.24 (pl.); “κατὰ τὴν .Plb.5.63.2; ποιεῖν ἔμφασίν τινος give the appearance of. ., suggest, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.257; ποιεῖν . ὡς . . make as if . ., Plb.5.110.6; ποιεῖν, c. fut. inf., Str.8.3.30; “. λαβεῖν τινοςPhld.Ir. p.95 W., al.; “. ἔχειν τινόςD.H.Th.16; . ἔχειν ὡς . . D.S.11.89; “. γίγνεταί τινοςId.1.38; of taste, “. ἁλυκότητοςDsc.5.87.
II. (ἐμφαίνω) setting forth, exposition, narration, Plb.6.5.3, etc.; ποιεῖν ἐμφάσεις κατά τινος to make statements against, Id.28.4.8; συμβόλων -σεις explanations, Iamb.VP23.103.
III. meaning, significance, Agatharch.21, Corn.ND15; esp. in Rhet., significance, emphasis, Quint.8.3.83, 9.2.3, Trypho Trop.p.199S., Tib.Fig.14: coupled with δείνωσις, Demetr.Eloc.130.
2. suggestion, hint,ib.57,171.
IV. moral of a fable, Babr.116.15.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.89
    • Strabo, Geography, 8.3.30
    • Polybius, Histories, 28.4.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.110.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.63.2
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.5.3
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.38
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Thucydide, 16
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