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πλοῖον , τό, (πλέω) prop.
A.floating vessel: hence, generally, ship, A. Th.602, Ag.625, Hdt.1.168, IG12.128.5, etc.: more nearly defined, π. λεπτά small craft, Hdt.7.36, Th.2.83; π. ἁλιευτικόν a fishing-boat, X.An.7.1.20; ἱππαγωγὰ π. transports for horses, Hdt.6.48; π. μακρά ships of war, Id.5.30, Th.1.14; π. στρογγύλα or φορτηγικά ships of burden, merchantmen, X.HG5.1.21; “μεγάλα π.D.S.13.78; “ἱερὸν π. τοῦ ὈσείριοςOGI56.51 (Canopus, iii B.C.): when distd. from ναῦς, without Adj., mostly merchant-ship or transport, as opp. ship of war, “τοῖς π. καὶ ταῖς ναυσίTh.4.116, cf. 6.44; πλεῖν μὴ μακρᾷ νηΐ, ἄλλῳ δὲ κωπήρει πλοίῳ Foed. ap. eund.4.118; “πλοῖά τε καὶ τριήρειςPl. Hp.Ma.295d; πλοῖα alone, = τριήρεις, X.HG1.2.1, Docum. ap. D.18.106.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (17):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 602
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 106
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 13.78
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.30
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.36
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.168
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.48
    • Plato, Greater Hippias, 295d
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.118
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.83
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 7.1.20
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.2.1
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.1.21
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 625
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.116
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.14
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.44
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