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ἀνελ-ίσσω , Att. ἀνελίττω , Ep. and Ion. ἀνειλίσσω: (v. ἑλίσσω):—
A.unroll,ἀγαθίδαPherecyd.148 J.: but mostly, unroll a book, Arist.Pr.914a26 (Pass.); read, interpret it, X. Mem.1.6.14; “λόγονPl.Phlb.15e.
2. unravel, 'explicate',τὸ συνεσπειραμένον τῆς νοερᾶς ἐπιβολῆςProcl.inEuc.p.4F., cf. Prisc.Lyd.34.23; ἀνειλιγμένος ὁρισμός explicit definition, Ph.276.28.
3. cause to move backward,πόδαE.Or.171.
II. roll back, i.e. counteract,ἀνελίττουσαι σφαῖραιArist.Metaph.1074a2, cf. Simp. in Cael.32.17,al., Procl.Hyp.4.98, TheoSm.p.180H.: metaph., “ὅπως ἂν στρέφῃ καὶ ἀνελίττῃ τὸν βίον θεόςPlu.Num.14:—Med., reverse the direction of motion, Arist.GA741b21:—Pass., to be counteracted, Id.Metaph.1074a7; “μίαν δ᾽ ἀνελίσσετ᾽ ἀμοιβήνOpp.H.1.420; “γλῶσσ᾽ ἀνελισσομένηmoving glibly, Ar.Ra.827.
III. intr., “πνεύματ᾽ ἀνειλίσσονταNic.Al.596.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 827
    • Euripides, Orestes, 171
    • Plato, Philebus, 15e
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.6.14
    • Plutarch, Numa, 14
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