previous next
διαστέλλω ,
A.put asunder, expand, separate,συνεσταλμένα δ.Hp. Off.11; “τὸν ἀέρα ταῖς πτέρυξινArist.IA713a12; “τινὰς ξίφειJ.BJ5.2.2; δ. τι ταῖς ὄνυξι to tear it open, Plu.Thes.36:—Pass., to be dilated, of the lungs or heart, Arist.Aud.800b2, Gal.2.657, al.; “διασταλέντα τὰ ὑγράbeing dispersed, Arist.Pr.891a2; διασταλήτω πᾶσα σκοτία let all darkness be dispelled, PMag.Par.1.2472.
2. divide,δίχαPl.Plt. 265e; distinguish, τοὺς Τρῶας τῶν Δαρδάνων Sch.Il.Oxy.1086.115; “τῷ τόνῳPOxy.1012Fr.16.5 (Pass.).
b. define precisely,τὰ λεγόμεναPl.Euthd.295d, cf. Arist.Top.134b22, Phld.Rh.1.50S.; intr., ὅρασις διαστέλλουσα distinct vision, LXX 1 Ki.3.1; also, to be distinctive, opp. ἀπόλυτον εἶναι, A.D.Pron.39.1:—Med., “δ. περί τινοςArist. Pol.1268b32, Phld.D.3Fr.8: c. acc., Pl.R.535b:—Pass., “διεσταλμένοςdefinite, determinate, A.D.Synt.37.7, al.
3. command expressly, give express orders,ῥητῶς ὑπέρ τινοςPlb.3.23.5; “ἐπιτακτικῶς δ. περί τινωνD.S.28.15:—Med., LXXJd.1.19, al., PHal.7.6 (iii B. C.), Ev.Marc.5.43, etc.
4. pronounce,χείλεσιLXXLe.5.4.
5. give orders in writing, UPZ111.6 (ii B.C.):—more freq. in Med., ib.11.23(ii B.C.), al.
6. pay, render, esp. in kind, POxy.88.5 (ii A. D.), al.; make an order for payment, Ostr.1164 (ii/iii A. D.); discharge a vow, LXXLe.22.21.
7. set apart, τινὰ ἑαυτῷ ib.3 Ki.8.53; “τὴν ἱερὰν γῆνPRev.Laws36.7 (iii B.C.), cf. PTeb.74.2 (ii B.C.).
II. intr., differ,πρός τιναPlb.18.47.11.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (13 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 5.2.2
    • Old Testament, Leviticus, 22.21
    • Old Testament, Leviticus, 5.4
    • Plato, Republic, 535b
    • Plato, Statesman, 265e
    • Plato, Euthydemus, 295d
    • Polybius, Histories, 18.47.11
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.23.5
    • Hippocrates, De officina medici, 11
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 8.53
    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 3.1
    • New Testament, Mark, 5.43
    • Plutarch, Theseus, 36
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: