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συμπλοκή , ,
A.intertwining, complication, combination, “τῇ [τῶν ἀτόμων] συμπλοκῇ . . πάντα γεννᾶσθαιDemocr. ap. Arist.Cael.303a7, cf. Thphr.Sens.66, Sor.2.4; used by Pl. as a generic term for weaving and its kindred arts, Plt.281a, cf. 306a, al.; ἁπάντων πρὸς ἄλληλα ς. Plb.1.4.11, cf. Phld.Sign.37, D.3.8 (pl.); συνέχεια καὶ ς. Plot.3.1.4; εἱμαρμένη defined as ς. αἰτιῶν, Stoic.2.284.
2. struggle, esp. of wrestlers, ἐν ταῖς ς. μάχη a close struggle, Pl.Lg.833a, cf. Plb. 1.15.3, Gal.15.126,197; of ships, close engagement, Plb.1.27.12, 1.28.11, SIG567.11 (Calymna, iii B.C.); of cavalry, Onos.10.6.
3. embrace, sexual intercourse, Pl.Smp.191c, Arist.HA540b21, Corn. ND24, Sor.1.31, al.
4. combination of letters to form a word or of words to form a proposition, Pl.Plt.278b sq.; λόγος ἐγένετο . . πρώτη ς. Id.Sph.262c, cf. Tht.202b, D.H.Pomp.6; “ς. τῶν ὀνομάτωνDemetr.Lac.Herc.1113.2, cf. Phld.Po.2.33, al.; also combination of mental acts so as to form one entity, “οὐδὲ ς. δόξης καὶ αἰσθήσεως φαντασία ἂν εἴη An.428a25, cf. PA643b16; combination of subject and predicate, “ς. γὰρ νοημάτων ἐστὶ τὸ ἀληθὲς ψεῦδος An.432a11, cf. Top.113a1; κατὰ συμπλοκὴν λέγεσθαι, opp. ἄνευ συμπλοκῆς, Id.Cat.1a16, cf. Stoic.2.69, etc.
5. Gramm., the copula, D.H.Dem.9.
6. Rhet., interweaving of various styles, Id.Rh.8.8: but also name of a rhet. figure, Alex.Fig.p.30S.
7. Medic., of ingredients, μετὰ τῆς πρὸς τοὺς φοίνικας ς. in combination with . . , Sor.1.50, cf. 115.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Plato, Laws, 833a
    • Plato, Sophist, 262c
    • Plato, Statesman, 278b
    • Plato, Statesman, 281a
    • Plato, Statesman, 306a
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 202b
    • Plato, Symposium, 191c
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.15.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.27.12
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.28.11
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.4.11
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Demosthene, 9
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, 6
    • Onasander, Strategicus, 10.6
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