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ἐπίτα^σις , εως, , (ἐπιτείνω
A.stretching,[νεύρων]Hp.Art.8 (pl.) ; “δέρματοςThphr.Fr.172.2 ; . καὶ ἄνεσις τῶν χορδῶν tightening and slackening, Pl.R.349e, cf. Plu.2.99c.
2. discharge, fire of artillery, Ph.Bel.79.26(pl.); “. τῶν καταπελτῶνApp.Pun.93(pl.).
3. increase in intensity or force, opp. ἄνεσις, Arist.Cael.288a19,al. ; ἐπιτάσιες πυρετῶν, opp. ἀνέσιες, Hp.Acut.(Sp.)54 ; “χειμῶνοςThphr.Sign. 43 ; “ὄμβρωνPlb.4.39.9(pl.) ; “πόνωνThphr.Sud.11, cf. Plu.2.732c sq. ; “. εἴς τι λαμβάνεινPorph.Sent.32 ; of style, intensity, opp. ἄνεσις, Phld.Rh.1.198S., D.H.Isoc.13 ; exaggeration, Longin.38.6 ; emphasis, Hdn.Fig.p.91S. ; in Gramm., ἐπιρρήματα ἐπιτάσεως, e.g. λίαν, σφόδρα, D.T.642.13, cf. A.D.Conj.223.4.
4. presence of pitch accent, opp. ἄνεσις, Phld.Po.2.18, Po.IVa.4p.274H.).
5. vehemence, asperity, opp. ἠπιότης, Id.Hom.p.33 O. ; “διαβολῆςId.Vit.p.42 J.
6. = ἐπέκτασις (quod fort. leg.), Theol.Ar.55.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Plato, Republic, 349e
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.39.9
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 8
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Isocrate, 13
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