A.turning upside down, upsetting, overthrow, E.Fr. 301 (pl.); μοῖραν εἰς ἀ. δίδωσι, = ἀναστρέφει, Id.Andr.1007; disorder, confusion, Posidipp.26.22.
2. turning back, return, S.Ant.226; πολλὰς ἀ. ποιούμενος, of a hunter, making many casts backward, X. Cyn.6.25; wheeling round, of a horse, Id.Eq.Mag.3.14; of soldiers in battle, whether to flee or rally, Id.Cyr.5.4.8; “μηκέτι δοῦναι αὐτοῖς ἀ.” time to rally, Id.HG4.3.6, cf. Ages.2.3; esp. of the reversal of a wheeling movement, Ascl.Tact.10.6, Ael.Tact.25.7, Arr.Tact.21.4; of a ship, Th.2.89; “ἐξ ἀ.” turning back, Plb.4.54.4; “κατ᾽ ἀναστροφήν” conversely, S.E.M.7.430.
3. in Gramm., throwing back of the accent, as in Prepositions after their case, A.D.Synt.308.15, etc.
4. Rhet., = ἐπαναστροφή, repetition of words which close one sentence at the beginning of another, Hermog.Id.1.12, etc.
II. dwelling in a place, Plu.2.216a.
3. mode of life, behaviour, Plb.4.82.1, D.L.0.64; “-φὴν ποιεῖσθαι” IG2.477b12, cf. SIG491.5, LXX To.4.14, Ep.Gal.1.13, Ep.Eph.4.22, al.; “ἀ. πολιτική” PGiss.40ii29 (iii A.D.); ἐξημερωμένης -φῆς civilized life, Phld.Sto.Herc.339.19.
6. return, way back, Arist. HA631a26, cf. Pr.940b23.