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ἐπαμφοτερ-ίζω , be double: hence, play a double game, 'run with the hare and hunt with the hounds', Pherecr.19, Th.8.85; halt between two opinions, Pl.Phdr.257b, Arr.Epict.4.2.4; “. τὴν γνώμηνPh.2.170; “τοῖς λογισμοῖςPlu.Mar.40; “τὸ -ίζον τῆς διανοίαςPh.1.346.
2. of statements or arguments, to be ambiguous, susceptible of two interpretations,λόγους ἀμφιβόλους καὶ ίζειν δυναμένουςIsoc.12.240, cf. Pl.R.479b; “λοξὰ καὶ -ίζοντα . . ἀποκρινόμενοςLuc.DDeor.16.1.
b. of fevers, partake of both kinds, Gal.10.749.
3. of vowels, to be doubtful in quantity, Aristid.Quint.1.20.
II. lie half-way between, of intermediate species, e.g. seals and bats, Arist. PA697b1, HA589a21; of apes, . ἀνθρώπῳ καὶ τετράποσι share the properties of . ., ib.502a16; . τὴν μορφήν to be intermediate in shape, Id.PA689b32; “ ἄνθρωπος . πᾶσι τοῖς γένεσιId.GA772b1; of amphibious animals, Thphr.Fr.171.1.
III. abs., suffice for both, Arist. GA777a16.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Isocrates, Panathenaicus, 240
    • Plato, Republic, 479b
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 257b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.85
    • Plutarch, Caius Marius, 40
    • Lucian, Dialogi deorum, 16.1
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