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πλάξ , πλα^κός, ,
A.anything flat and broad, esp. flat land, plain, “πᾶσαν ἠπείρου πλάκαA.Pers.718 ; Φλεγραίαν π. Id.Eu.295; νυχίαν π., of Psyttaleia (fort. μυχίαν), Id.Pers.953 (lyr.); “πλακὸς ὑλίαςBerl.Sitzb.1927.7 (Locr., v B.C.); “νεκύων πλάκαS.OC1564 (lyr.); νεκρῶν πλάκες ib.1577 (lyr.); also of sea and sky, πόντου πλάξ the ocean-plain, Pi.P.1.24 ; “ἄλοκα Νηρεΐας πλακὸς τέμνοντεςArion 1.15; ποντία, πελαγία π., E.Fr.578.4, Ar.Ra.1438; “κατ᾽ Αἰγαίην πόντου πλάκαBMus.Inscr.1012 (Chalcedon, i B.C./i A.D.); “αἰθερία πλάξE. El.1349 (anap.); flat top of a hill, table-land, Σουνίου, Οἴτης π., S.Aj. 1220, Ph.1430; “Παρνασοῦ πλάκεςE.Ion 1267; ἀπ᾽ ἄκρας πυργώδους πλακός from the flat top of the towering hill, S.Tr.273; “τὰς π. τοῦ ὄρουςAnt.Lib.4.1.
2. flat stone, tablet, “ἐργώνας τᾶν πλακῶν τᾶς τομᾶς εἰς τὸν ὀχετόνIG42(1).109 iii 154 (Epid., iii B.C.); “π. ἐπιγεγραμμέναιOGI672.12 (Egypt, i A.D.), cf. Luc.Somn.3, etc.; of the Tables of the Jewish Law, αἱ π. τοῦ μαρτυρίου, τῆς διαθήκης, LXXEx. 31.18, Ep.Hebr.9.4; “λίθων πλαξὶ λείαιςLuc.Am.12; “οὐκ ἐν πλαξὶν λιθίναις ἀλλ᾽ ἐν π. καρδίας2 Ep.Cor.3.3; tombstone, AP7.324, cf. IG 12(5).329 (pl., Paros): pl., slabs of marble, Chor.p.89 B., cf. eund. in Rev.Phil.1877.79; ὥσπερ μαρμάρου π., of ice, Jul.Mis.341b.
b. πλάκες χρυσίου gold plates, Str.4.2.1; “σαπφείροιοD.P.1105 ; ἐντὸς π. τῶν κογχυλίων the inner surface . . , Thphr.Sens.73.
c. π. τοῦ βαλανίου τούτου prob. part of the furnace, PMag.Osl.1.340. d. pl., flakes of ἀρσενικὸν τὸ πλακῶδες, Dsc.5.104.
3. in pl., flaps, tail-fins of crustacea, Arist.HA526b9, GA758a14.
b. folds within certain parts of the ruminant stomach, Id.HA507b11, PA675a28.
4. κοπτῆς πλάκες,῀πλακοῦντες, AP12.212 (Strat.). (Cf. Lett.plakt 'become flat'.)
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