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συναίρ-εσις , εως, ,
A.taking or drawing together, τῶν ἄκρων εἰς ταὐτὸ ς. Longin.10.3; ς. (sc. καρπῶν) Ath.11.489f; contraction, closing, “τῶν διοδευθησομένων ΧωρίωνSor.2.59.
2. contraction of front, opp. αὔξησις, Ascl.Tact. 11.7; shortening, reduction of an estimated distance, Ptol.Geog.1.8.3; τοῦ μήκους (of a fractured limb) Sor.Fract.19 (συνερεισις cod.).
3. aggregation, Dam.Pr.96; synthesis, ib.277,280; concentration, “τῆς νοερᾶς οὐσίαςSimp. in Ph.635.32; generalization, opp. διαίρεσις, Elias in Porph.76.19.
4. in Gramm., synaeresis, whereby two vowels are not changed, but coalesce into a diphthong, as ὀϊστός, οἰστός, opp. διαίρεσις, Quint.Inst.1.5.17, A.D.Adv.132.25; but also contraction, as of κύημα to κῦμα, Gal.6.642.
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