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πληθ-ύω , aor. subj.
2. increase in number, multiply, A.Ch.1057, Pl.Lg.678b; increase in time, πληθύων χρόνοςS.OC930:—Med., φῦλον ἐν τῷ ἑνὶ -όμενον possessing multiplicity in unity, Iamb.Myst.1.6.
3. abound, Pl.R.405a; τινι in a thing, S.Tr.54.
4. increase, grow, of the σπέρμα, Arist.Pol.1335a27.
5. spread, prevail,ὡς ἐπλήθυον λόγοιA.Ag.869; πληθύων λόγος the current story, S.OC377.
II. πληθύνω is generally trans., -ύω intr.; but πληθύω is trans. in S.Fr.718, κύναρος ἄκανθα πάντα πληθύει γύην, and πληθύομαι is Pass. (in signf. make multiple, 'plurify') in Procl.Inst.125, Dam.Pr.139: πληθύνω is intr. in later writers, Arist.Mete.351b7, GA738a37 (in both places with v.l.), LXXEx.1.20, al., v.l. in Nic.Dam.19 J., Act.Ap.6.1, Hdn. 3.8.8; and πληθύομαι is Med. in Hdt.2.93 (s.v.l., v. supr.), and in codd. of A.Supp.604; cf. “συμπληθύω. [ἐπλήθυ^ονA.Pers.421; πληθυ_εται dub. in Id.Supp.604; quantity of υ elsewh. indeterminate.]
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