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ἀμβλ-ύς , εῖα, ύ,
A.blunt, dulled, with edge or point taken off, properly of a sharp instrument, opp. ὀξύς, Pl.Ly.215e, Tht.<*>65d; . γωνία obtuse angle, Id.Ti.55a; ἀμβλεῖα, , sc. γωνία, Arist.Mech.855a10, etc.; . πλευρά side adjacent to such angle, Hero *Geom.12.35, etc.
2. of light, dim, faint, ὄρθρος Ion ap.Phot.p.89R.
3. metaph., dim, faint, of sight, ἀμβλὺ ὁρᾶν, -ύτερον βλέπειν, Pl.Tht.174e, Arist.PA 656b36, al.; of hearing, “τῆς ἀκοῆς οὔσης -υτέρας αἰσθήσεως τῆς ὄψεωςPr.886b32; of the feelings or mind, “ἀμβλυτέρᾳ τῇ ὀργῇless keen, Th. 3.38; “ἀμβλύτερον ποιεῖν τιless vigorous, Id.2.65. Adv. “ἀμβλέωςArchig. ap. Orib.8.2: Comp., v. supr.
b. dull, monotonous,τὠμβλὺ τῆς ζόηςHerod.3.52.
c. of persons, in A.Eu.238, of Orestes purified, having lost the edge of guilt: mostly, dull, spiritless, having lost keenness of feeling, E.Fr.821; “ἀμβλύτερος τὴν φύσινduller, X.Mem.3.9.3; . εἴς, περί, or πρός τι dull or sluggish in a thing, Plu. Cat.Ma.24, Alc.30, D.S.11.43 (Comp.): abs., Th.2.40. Adv., Comp. “-υτέρωςJ.AJ19.2.5.
II. Act., making dull, darkening, of a cloud, AP7.367(Antip.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 238
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.43
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 19.2.5
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 174e
    • Plato, Lysis, 215e
    • Plato, Timaeus, 55a
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 30
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.65
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.38
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 3.9.3
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.40
    • Plutarch, Marcus Cato, 24
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