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ποικι^λ-ία , ,
A.marking with various colours, embroidering, Pl.R.373a,401a, cf. IG 12.338.24,48; tapestry, weaving, PTeb.703.93.
2. in pl., pieces of embroidery,γραφαὶ καὶ π.X.Mem.3.8.10.
II. being marked with various colours, striped, spotted, Arist.HA518b16, 564a26.
3. in literary style, music, etc., variety, intricacy, ornamentation,αἱ περὶ τὴν λέξιν π.Isoc.5.27, cf. D.H.Comp. 11,al.; “ π. τῆς λύραςPl.Lg.812d; opp. μονῳδία, Plu.2.7b.
4. versatility, subtlety, mostly in bad sense, “π. πραπίδωνE.Fr.27(lyr.); “ταῦτ᾽ ἐδεῖτο λόγου τινὸς ποικιλίαςD.29.1: in Surgery, “οὔτετομὴ οὔτε καῦσις οὔτε ἄλλη π.Hp.Art.62.
5. complexity of a subject, Sor. 1.2.
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    • Demosthenes, Against Aphobus, 1
    • Isocrates, To Philip, 27
    • Plato, Laws, 812d
    • Plato, Republic, 373a
    • Plato, Republic, 401a
    • Plato, Republic, 404d
    • Plato, Republic, 529d
    • Plato, Phaedo, 110d
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 3.8.10
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.3.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.22.10
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 62
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 11
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