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ποικ-ίλλω , fut. ποικι^λῶ An.Ox.2.250: aor. 1 inf. ποικῖλαι δια-) Isoc.9.9; part.
A.ποικίλαςS.Tr.412, Inscr.Délos442A 206 (ii B.C.): pf. “πεποίκιλκαD.H.Pomp.4:—Pass., pf. πεποίκιλμαι, v. infr.: (ποικίλος):—work in various colours, work in embroidery,πώλους ἐν ἀνθοκρόκοισι πήναιςE.Hec.470(lyr.), cf. IT224(lyr.); “ἐν αὐτῷ [τῷ φάρει] π. γῆνPherecyd.Syr.2; of any elaborate work, ἐν δὲ χορὸν ποίκιλλε with cunning workmanship he wrought a χορός, Il.18.590; “ἀναθήματα π.Emp.23.1; “ἐν πετάλοις στεφανώματα π.Man.2.325: metaph., “ποικίλλεται γαῖα πολυστέφανοςLyr.Adesp.104A.
II. of style, embellish, adorn,βαιὰ π.tell with art and elegance, Pi.P.9.77; of imaginative constructions, “πολλάHp.Morb.Sacr.1; “κάλλιστα τοῖς ὀνόμασι π.Pl.Mx.235a; “οὐδὲν ξυνίημ᾽ ὧν σὺ π.S.Tr.1121, cf. 412:—Pass., “Σπάρτη πεποίκιλται τρόπουςE.Supp.187.
III. intr., vary, change, Hp.Prorrh.1.92, Coac.182; πολλὰ ποικίλλει χρόνος makes many changes, Men.593.2.
2. metaph., speak equivocally, mince matters,μηδὲν π. πρός τιναPl.Smp.218c, cf. Lg.863e.
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