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πολύ-πλοκος , ον, (πλέκω)
A.tangled,σπεῖραιE.Med.481; καμπαί, of the labyrinth, Trag.Adesp.34; of the brain, with many convolutions, Erasistr. ap. Gal.5.603, cf. Gal.UP8.13.
2. metaph., tangled, complex,θηρίον Τυφῶνοσ-ώτερονPl.Phdr.230a; “-ωτάτη ἐν ὅπλοις τάξιςX.Lac.11.5; “μέτρα μολπᾶςSimm.26.20; “πεσσῶν μορφαίE.IA197 (lyr.). Adv. “-κωςD.H.Th.54: neut. as Adv., φωνὴ πολύπλοκον ἠχοῦσα cj. in Thphr.Sign.40.
b. of the poulp, crafty, Thgn.215; of persons and thoughts, subtle, acute, tortuous,οὔπω . . ἤκουσα -ωτέρας γυναικόςAr.Th.435 (lyr.); π. νόημα ib.463 (lyr.); “-πλοκοι μεθόδων παραλογισμοίLXXEs.8(16).13; “ὑπόδοξοι καὶ π.Phld.D.1.16; “π. ἔννοιαιLuc. DMort.10.8, cf. Eun.Hist.p.218 D.(Comp.).
c. complex, φύσις, opp. ἁπλῆ, Phdr.p.186A.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 435
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 463
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 197
    • Euripides, Medea, 481
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 230a
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 11.5
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 10.8
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Thucydide, 54
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