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πῆξις , εως, Ion. ιος, , (πήγνυμι)
A.fixing, putting together, esp. of woodwork, “θυρωμάτωνPl.Plt.280d (pl.).
2. Astrol., fixing, “τοῦ ἀναφορικοῦVett.Val.24.18, cf. Cat.Cod.Astr.2.196.
II. solidity, “πῆξιν λαβεῖνD.S.1.7 (but metaph., acquire fixity, Chrysipp.Stoic.3.138, cf. Dam.Pr.56).
2. coagulation, Pl.Phlb.32a; freezing, Hp. Aër.8; [ὕδατος] π. Epicur.Ep.2p.49U., cf. p.45 U.; caused by cold, as τῆξις, διάχυσις, ζέσις by heat, Arist.Mete.382b31, GC330b27 (but also “π. θερμότητοςOcell.2.9); formation of gum in plants, Thphr.HP 9.1.5; curdling, “γάλακτοςD.S.4.81.
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    • Plato, Statesman, 280d
    • Plato, Philebus, 32a
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.7
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 4.81
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