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κομψ-εύω ,
A.refine upon, κόμψευέ νυν τὴν δόξαν aye, quibble on the word δόξα (referring to the previous line), S.Ant.324:—mostly in Med., to be smart, ingenious, ἥδεσθαι κομψευόμενος to be fond of clever inventions, Hp.Art.70 (glossed πανουργευόμενος, Erot.); τοῦτο κομψευσάμενος he who invented this subtlety, Pl.R.489b; “πρέπει . . σοφιστῇ τὰ τοιαῦτα κομψεύεσθαιId.La.197d; κ. ὡς . . Id.R.436d: pf. Pass. in med. sense, αὐτὸ τοῦτο καὶ κεκόμψευται he has advanced this dainty paradox, Id.Phdr.227c; “οἱ τὰ πολιτικὰ κεκομψευμένοιPh.1.448.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Plato, Republic, 436d
    • Plato, Republic, 489b
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 227c
    • Plato, Philebus, 56c
    • Plato, Laches, 197d
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 324
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 70
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Isocrate, 14
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