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στρεπτ-ός , ή, όν,
A.easily twisted, pliant: ς. χιτών was (acc. to Aristarch.) a shirt of chainarmour or mail, Il.5.113, 21.31; ς. λύγοι pliant withes, E.Cyc.225; ς. κάλωες twisted, Orph.A.623; “ἁρπεδόναAP6.160 (Antip. Sid.); φλοιὸς ς. ἑλιττόμενος twisted, gnarled, Thphr.HP3.13.2; “ς. κεκρύφαλοιtwined, wreathed, AP6.219.4 (Antip.); θύσανοι ib.225 (Nicaen.); ῥυτίδες ib.5.203 (Mel.); “ἐσθῆτεςDiog.Oen.10; κυμάτιον, of a moulding, LXX Ex.25.10(11), al.; τὰ ς. τῶν στύλων, τῶν γλυφῶν ib.3 Ki. 7.41.
II. Subst. στρεπτός, (in D.S.5.45, ς. κύκλος), collar of twisted or linked metal, “χρύσεος ς. περιαυχένιοςHdt.3.20, cf. 9.80, Pl.R.553c, X.Cyr.1.3.2, J.AJ11.6.10:—also στρεπτόν , τό, IG22.1388.28, Men.Epit.187: pl., Plu.Art.15.
2. of pastry, twist, roll, D.18.260, cf. Hippoloch. ap. Ath.4.13 d, Poll.6.77: also στρεπτόν, τό, Jul.Ep.180.
3. ς. μοτός or τιλτός a twist of lint, Gal. 14.795, Paul.Aeg.6.6.
III. metaph., to be bent or turned, στρεπτοὶ καὶ θεοὶ αὐτοί the gods themselves may be turned (by prayer), Il.9.497; “ς. φρένες ἐσθλῶν15.203; also ς. γλῶσσα glib, plant tongue, 20.248.
IV. bent, curved, ς. σίδηρος, of a pick-axe, E.HF946; κορώνη, of a bow, Theoc.25.212; “ἄγκιστραAP6.27 (Theaet.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (17):
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 260
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 225
    • Euripides, Heracles, 946
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.20
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.80
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.113
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.497
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.203
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.31
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 11.6.10
    • Plato, Republic, 553c
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.3.2
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.248
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 7.41
    • Plutarch, Artaxerxes, 15
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 5.45
    • Athenaeus, of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae, 4.13
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