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κροῦσις , εως, ,
A.striking, smiting, collision, αἱ πρὸς ἀλλήλας κ., of atoms, Epicur.Nat.Herc.1431.16; “ πρὸς ἄλληλα κ. τῶν ὅπλωνPlu. Aem.32; ποδὸς κρούσει χρώμενος spurring with the heel, of a rider, Id.Alex.6.
2. tapping or ringing of earthen vessels, to see whether they are sound: hence, generally, scrutiny, Suid.
3. metaph., of sophistical attempts to deceive, chicanery, Ar.Nu.318.
4. playing on a stringed instrument, Plu.Per.15, 2.1137b, etc.: generally, instrumental music, Plb.30.22.5; “κρούσεις καὶ μέληPhld.Mus. p.13 K.; παρὰ τὴν κροῦσιν λέγειν, of the recitative, ᾁδειν, of the air sung to the accompaniment of instrumental music, Plu.2.1141a; κ. ὑπὸ τὴν ᾠδήν heterophone accompaniment, ib.b.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Polybius, Histories, 30.22.5
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 318
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 6
    • Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus, 32
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 15
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