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λέξις , εως, , (λέγω B)
A.speech, opp. ᾠδή, Pl.Lg.816d; λ. πρᾶξις speech or action, Id.R.396c; τρόπος τῆς λ. ib.400d; τὰ λέξει δηλούμενα orders given by word of mouth, Arr.Tact.27.2.
2. diction, style, ἐνθάδε λ. the style used here (in courts of justice), Pl.Ap.17d; Μούσης λ. poetical diction, Id.Lg.795e, cf. Arist.Rh.1410b28, Po. 1450b13, etc.; περὶ Λέξεως, title of work by Ephorus, Theon Prog. 2.
II. a single word or phrase, Arist.Rh.1406b1, Epicur.Nat.28p.4V., al. (pl.), D.T. 633.31, Plb.2.22.1, etc.; even a meaningless word, such as βλίτυρι, Diog.Stoic.3.213; “ταῖς λ. κέχρηται ταῖς αὐταῖςPlb.6.46.10; αὐταῖς λέξεσι or κατὰ λέξιν word for word, D.H.Pomp.2, Plu.2.869d, Ath.11.493d, D.L.2.113; later “ἐπὶ λέξεωςPLond.5.1713.14 (vi A.D.), Vit.Arist.p.438 Rose, etc.; collectively, κρατῶ καὶ τῆς λ. the very words, Ath.7.275b, cf. Epicur.Nat.28p.15V., Gal.12.403.
2.κατὰ λέξινas the phrase goes, AP11.140 (Lucill.); παρὰ λέξιν incorrectly, Cic.Att.16.4.1.
3. Gramm., a word peculiar in form or signification: hence λέξεις is the older term for a glossary, Ῥοδιακαὶ λέξεις a glossary of Rhodian phrases, Ath.11.485e; cf. “γλῶσσα11.2.
4. text of an author, opp. exegesis, EN122.27, Arr.Epict.3.21.7, Dam.Pr.165, 169.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 16.4.1
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1450b.13
    • Plato, Laws, 795e
    • Plato, Laws, 816d
    • Plato, Republic, 396c
    • Plato, Republic, 400d
    • Plato, Apology, 17d
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.22.1
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.46.10
    • Arrian, Tactica, 27.2
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Epistula ad Pompeium Geminum, 2
    • Athenaeus, of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae, 11.2
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