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ἔμψυ_χ-ος , ον,
A.having life in one, animate, opp. ἄψυχος, Hdt.1.140, al., Simon. 106.4, S.OC 1486, E.Alc.139, Pl.Phdr.245e, al.; . νεκρός 'a breathing corpse', S. Ant.1167; “γῦπες . τάφοιGorg.Fr.5aD.; μὴ κτείνειν τὸ ., of Empedocles, Arist.Rh.1373b14, cf. E.Fr.472.18 (anap.); “ἔμψυχον οὐδὲν ἐσθίειAlex.27.2, cf. 220.3; “δοῦλος . ὄργανονArist.EN1161b4; “εἶναι τὸν βασιλέα . νόμονPh.2.135, cf. Diotog. ap. Stob.4.7.61; ἔμψυχα, τά, animals, Th.7.29, PGiss.40 ii 22 (iii A. D.): Sup., ὅσα ἐμψυχότατα . . ἦν most full of vital fluid, Pl.Ti.74e.
2. of diction, animated, vivid, “λέξειςArist.Fr.129 Bonitz, cf. Luc.Dem.Enc.14; so “. ἄγαλμαAP12.56 (Mel.); “πάθηLongin.34.4: Comp., “ ἀληθὴς εὐφημία -οτέρα τῶν Δαιδάλου ἔργωνThem.Or.28.342d. Adv. -ως Plu.2.79of: Sup. -ότατα Phdr.p.61A.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Euripides, Alcestis, 139
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.140
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 245e
    • Plato, Timaeus, 74e
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1167
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1486
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.29
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