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συστροφ-ή , ,
A.twisting together, ς. χαύνην λαμβάνειν to be loosely twisted, of yarn, Pl.Plt.282e.
2. turning round, v.l. (ap.Plu.2.891e) in Placit.2.29.3, for συντροφή.
3. condensation, density, Arist.Pr.964a18.
4. pl., dealings, converse between men, Epicur. Sent.33.
5. metaph. of style, terseness, concentration, D.H.Dem. 18, Th.53, Demetr.Eloc.8; “ἐν συστροφῇconcisely, PMag.Lond.46.25.
II. that which is rolled into one mass: hence,
1. collection, gathering, πλήθεος ς. Hdt.7.9.ά; seditious meeting, concourse, Plb. 4.34.6, Act.Ap.19.40; κατὰ συστροφάς in knots, D.H.5.31, etc.; μετὰ συστροφῆς in close array, D.S.11.8; also, swarm of bees, LXX Jd. 14.8 (v.l.); flock of birds, Artem.2.20; of other things, “ς. δρυῶνD.Chr.1.52.
2. physical mass, aggregate, in pl., Epicur.Ep.1pp.25,28 U.; esp. morbid collection or deposit of tubercles, Hp.Art.41; αἱ περὶ τοὺς κονδύλους ς. chalk-stones, Dsc.1.30; ς. νεύρων a complication of nerves or sinews, Id.5.117, Eup.1.229; “χάριν τοῦ . . τὰ νεῦρα καθάπερ ἐκ ς. τινος ἁπλοῦσθαιSor.1.101; “συστροφαὶ νοσημάτωνHp.Acut.(Sp.4; tumour, Plu.2.664f, Gal.15.773, Hp. ap. eund.19.143.
3. twisted grain in wood, Thphr.HP5.2.3, 5.5.1.
4. συστροφή, with or without ὄμβρου, a sudden storm of rain, Plb.3.74.5, 11.24.9; ς. ἀνέμου, πνεύματος, whirlwind, Phryn.374, Thphr.Vent. 34, LXX Ho.4.19; νέφη καὶ ς. Antig.Mir.40.
5. of stars, νεφελοειδὴς ς., = nebula, Heph.Astr.1.3, cf. Ptol.Tetr.149 (pl.), Alm.7.5, al.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.8
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.9
    • New Testament, Acts, 19.40
    • Plato, Statesman, 282e
    • Polybius, Histories, 11.24.9
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.74.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.34.6
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 41
    • Old Testament, Hosea, 4.19
    • Dio Chrysostom, Orationes, 1.52
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 5.31
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Demosthene, 18
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Thucydide, 53
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 149
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