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σύμφυ^σις , εως, , (συμφύω)
A.growing together, natural junction, esp. of the bones, Hp.Fract.37, cf. Art.34; opp. ἁφή, as being not mere contact, but continuity of substance, Arist.Metaph.1014b22, cf. 1069a12, Ph.227a23; “ς. ὀστῶνId.HA518b8; so of bones united, κατὰ σύμφυσιν, opp. articulation (κατ᾽ ἄρθρον), Gal.2.734, PLit.Lond.167.19 (ii/iii A.D.); of attachment of muscles to bones, Gal.2.445,484; “ ς. τοῦ δέρματος καὶ τῆς σαρκόςPl.Ti.77d, cf. Arist.HA547a16, PA 693b25; πρὸς τὴν μήτραν ς. [τοῦ Χορίου] Sor.1.73; closing or healing up of an injured tree, Thphr.HP9.2.6; ς. καὶ τάξις structure and arrangement of a physical body, Id.Sens.79, cf. Lap.11; ἔντερον συμφύσεις ἔχον, of intestines divided into chambers by constriction, Arist.HA507b35; “ ς. τοῦ πνεύμονος κατὰ ῥάχινAret.SD1.9; of the tongue, ib.7.
2. metaph. of the mystic's union with the Supreme Being, Porph.Abst.1.29.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Plato, Timaeus, 77d
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 34
    • Hippocrates, De fracturis, 37
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 7
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 1.9
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