A.rise of the sea, as at flood-tide, πλημυ^ρὶς ἐκ πόντοιο of the wave caused by the rock thrown by the Cyclops, Od.9.486; flood-tide, opp. ἄμπωτις (ebb), “π. τῆς θαλάσσης μεγάλη” Hdt.8.129; “π. πόντου” B.Fr.30; “ἡ ἔξω π.” Arist.Mete.366a20, cf. Str.3.3.7 (pl.), S.E.M.9.79 (pl.).
2. generally, flood, deluge, Arist.Mu.397a28 (pl.); of tears, “σταγόνες . . δυσχίμου πλημυ_ρίδος” A. Ch.186; “ὀφθαλμοτέγκτῳ δεύεται πλημυ_ρίδι” E.Alc.184.
3. redundance, congestion of the fluids of the body, Hp.Acut.62. [υ^ Hom. l.c., and prob. in B.l.c.; υ_ Trag., but υ^_ in later Ep., cf. A.R.4.1269, 1241: in πλήμυρα, πλημυρέω, πλημύρω, υ_ always.] (The spelling πλημμ- in this word and its cognates commonly found in codd. arises from the false etymology from πλήν, μύρομαι; the correct spelling is found in B.5.107, POxy.1409.17, OGI666.8 (v. πλημύρω), etc., and good Mss. of Hp.Acut.62, AP5.203 (Mel.), cf. Archil. 97.)