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ψόφ-ος , ,
A.noise (prop. of one thing striking against another, An.420a21; or of insects, which produce a sound, but not by the larynx, Id.HA535a28; opp. φωνή, An.420b29, HA535b31, al.; ψόφος μόνον [τὸ σῖγμα] Pl.Tht.203b, cf. Lg.669d, Aristox. ap. D.H.Comp.14); first in h.Merc.285, “ἄτερ ψόφου; γλώσσης ψ.E. HF229; “φιλημάτωνS.Fr.537; “ψόφοι ἀνέμωνPl.R.397a; of rolling stones, X.An.4.2.4; of footsteps, “ψόφῳ τῷ ἐκ τοῦ προσιέναι αὐτοὺς ἀντιπαταγοῦντος τοῦ ἀνέμουTh.3.22, cf. Hdt.7.218; of knocking at a door, Ar.Ra.604 (lyr.), Pl.Smp.212c; cf. “ψοφέω11; crash of a falling building, Th.4.115; also of musical instruments, λωτοῦ, κιθάρας, E.Ba.687, Cyc.443; of a trumpet, Paus.2.21.3.
2. mere sound, noise, τοῦ σοῦ ψ. οὐκ ἂν στραφείην your noise will never turn me, S.Aj.1116; “κενὸς ψ.E.Rh.565; “εὐδοξία ψόφος ἐστὶ μαινομένων ἀνθρώπωνDiog. ap.Arr.Epict.1.24.6; ψόφοι mere sounds, of high-sounding words or names, “ μὴ φρονῶν . . ψόφοις ἁλίσκεταιMen.737, cf. Alciphr.2.3, Luc. DMeretr.15.3, Arr.Epict.2.6.19; ψόφου πλέως, of Aeschylus, Ar.Nu. 1367; ψ. τῶν ῥημάτων, of his language, Id.Ra.492.
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