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αὐτο-φυ^ής , ές,
A.self-grown, στρωμνὴ οἰκεία τε καὶ αὐ., of the fur of beasts, Pl.Prt.321a; self-existent, Critias 19.1 D.
2. self-grown, of home production,ἀγαθάX.Vect.2.1; “ὦπόλι φίλη Κέκροπος, αὐτοφυὲς ἈττικήAr.Fr.110.
3. natural, opp. artificial, “οὐδόςHes.Th.813; “λιμήνTh.1.93; χρυσὸς αὐ. native gold, D.S.3.45; “κύανος αὐ.Thphr. Lap.39; αὐ. λόφοι hills in their natural state, not quarried or mined, X.Vect.4.2; “κορύναν αὐτοφυῆa natural growth, Theoc.9.24; opp. χειροποίητος, Plb.9.27.4; opp. τὰ διὰ τέχνης, wild, not cultivable, Thphr.CP3.1.1; of a horse, τὸν αὐτοφυῆ (sc. δρόμον διατροχάζειν to have natural paces, X.Eq.7.11; αὐ. γηρύματα 'native wood-notes wild', of birds, opp. language, Plu.2.973a; of style, natural, simple, D.H.Din.7; αὐ. αἴσθησις, opp. ἐπιστημονική, Phld.Mus.p.11 K., cf. p.63 K.: Comp. -έστερος more natural, of an explanation, Simp. in Ph.149.18. Adv. -φυῶς, ὅμοιον like by nature, 6opp. μιμητής, Pl. Grg.513b; “αὐ. ἀγαθοίId.Lg.642c.
4.τὸ αὐ.one's own nature, Id.R.486e; natural state, opp. τὸ ἐπίκτητον, Arist.Rh.1365a29.
II. Act., bearing, producing of itself,γῆ αὐ. ὧν φέρειPhilostr.Im.2.18. Adv. “-φυῶςspontaneously, Syrian. in Metaph.123.22; “αὐ. κινούμενοιPlot.6.5.1.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 813
    • Plato, Laws, 642c
    • Plato, Republic, 486e
    • Plato, Gorgias, 513b
    • Plato, Protagoras, 321a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.93
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 2.1
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 4.2
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 7.11
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.27.4
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.45
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Dinarcho, 7
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