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λῆψις , εως, (later λῆμψις POxy.1088.45 (i A.D.), etc.),
A.taking hold, seizing, catching, “ῥύγχος . . πρὸς τὰς λ. τῶν ζῳδαρίωνArist.PA662b9; αἱ καμπαὶ τῶν δακτύλων καλῶς ἔχουσι πρὸς τὰς λ. καὶ πιέσεις ib.687b10; ἀπορώτερος λ. the seizure of them will be more difficult, Th.5.110; λ. τῆς πόλεως the seizure of it, Id.4.114, cf. 7.25.
b. taking of medicine, προλούσας πρὸ τῆς λ. POxy. l.c.
II. attack of fever or sickness, seizure, “ἀπὸ τῆς πρώτης λ.Hp.Epid.1.6, cf. Morb.1.18, Arist.Pr.866a26.
III. in Logic, assumption (cf. “λῆμμα11), Id.APr.24a23, 24b11.
2. τῇ ἡμετέρᾳ λ. from our point of view, Ascl.Tact.7.8.
IV. choice of matter, in a poem, etc., Longin.10.3; cf. “λῆμμα111.
V. choice of pitch, in Music, Ocell.4.8, Aristid.Quint.1.11 bis.
VI. Geom., τὴν τοῦ κέντρου τοῦ ἐκκέντρου λ. the determination of the centre of the eccentric circle, Procl.Hyp.5.56.
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    • Plato, Republic, 332b
    • Plato, Republic, 343d
    • Plato, Republic, 346d
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.25
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.110
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 356
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.114
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