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ἀμφι-λα^φής , ές, (prob. from [root ] λαφ-, cf. εἴ-ληφ-α; so)
A.taking in on all sides, wide-spreading, of large trees. Hdt.4.172; “πλάτανος . . . τε καὶ ὑψηλήPl.Phdr.230b.
2. thickly grown, thick,. ἄλσος δένδρεσινCall.Cer.27, cf. Ael.NA7.6; also of hair, Philostr. Jun.Im.8, etc.; “. φολίδεσσι δράκωνNonn.D.5.153.
3. generally, abundant, enormous,δύναμιςPi.O.9.82; βρονταί, χιών, Hdt.4.28,50; δόσις . a bounteous gift, A.Ag.1015; γόος . loud wail, Ch.331; “πήματαId.Fr.149A; “κατάλυσιςJul.Ep.36. Adv. “-φῶςcopiously, Plu. Eum.6; . ἔχειν, c. gen., Alciphr.3.60.
4. bulky, huge,ἐλέφαντεςHdt.3.114; “ἵπποςA.R.4.1366; νῆσος ib.983; “παστάςTheoc.24.46; “χορόςCall.Dian.3, etc.
b. (as if Passive, held on all sides), palpable, Dam.Pr.13,111.
5. rarely of persons, . τέχνῃ great in art, Call.Ap.42; “. τὴν διάνοιανDam. ap. Suid.—Not in Hom. or in Early Prose.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1015
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 331
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.114
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.172
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.28
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 230b
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1366
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.983
    • Plutarch, Eumenes, 6
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 7.6
    • Julian the Emperor, Epistulae, 36
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