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πλόος , , Att. contr. πλοῦς; pl.
A.πλοῖS.Ph.304, X.An.5.7.7; gen. “πλῶνOGI132.9 (Egypt, ii B.C.); dat. “πλοῖςAntipho 5.83; acc. “πλοῦςArist.Mete.362b24; later, a gen. sg. πλοός, as if of third declens. (cf. χοῦς A), Peripl.M.Rubr.62, OGI572.21 (Myra, ii/iii A.D.), X. Eph.1.14; dat. “πλοΐD.S.21.2: pl. “πλόεςPhot.; acc. “πλόαςIGRom. 4.841 (Hierapolis): (πλέω):—sailing, voyage, Od.3.169, Hdt. (who always has the disyll. form) 2.29, etc.; “ἔσσεται Ἀγεάνακτι καλὸς π. ἐς ΜιτυλάνανTheoc.7.52; “ναῶν π.Pi.O.7.32; “πλόον ὁρμαίνεινOd. l.c.; πλοῦν στεῖλαι, ποιεῖσθαι, S.Aj.1045, Ph.552; ἔξω πλόου out of one's course, Pi.P.11.39; “ἐπ᾽ ἡμέρας τέσσερας πλόοςHdt.2.29; μῆκός ἐστι πλόος ἡμέραι τέσσερες its length is four days' sail, ib.158; ἐκ τῶν πλόων when the voyage is done, Id.1.185: metaph., “διὰ τοῦ πλοῦ . . τῆς ζωῆςPl.Lg.803b.
3. prov., δεύτερος π. 'the next best way', of those who try another scheme if the first fails (from those who use oars when the wind fails, δ. π. ἐστι δήπου λεγόμενος, ἂν ἀποτύχῃ τις οὐρίου (cj.), “κώπαισι πλεῖνMen.241), Pl.Phd. 99d, Phlb.19c, Plt.300c; δεύτερος δὲ π. . . , πειρᾶσθαι . . the next best thing is to try . . , Arist.Pol.1284b19; “κατὰ τὸν δ. πλοῦνId.EN1109a35; “δ. ἂν εἴη π. τὸ . .Plb.8.36.6: prov., “οὐ παντὸς ἀνδρὸς ἐπὶ τράπεζάν ἐσθ᾽ π.Nicol.Com.1.26, cf. Κόρινθος; ἡμέτερος π. 'our innings', Com.Adesp.274.
4. later, = ὁδός, βαιὸν π. αἰὲν ὀκέλλει, of the crawling of a serpent, Nic.Th.295, cf. Sch. ad loc.
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