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πολύ-τροπος , ον, (τρέπω)
A.much-turned, i.e. much-travelled, much-wandering, epith. of Odysseus, Od.1.1, 10.330.
II. turning many ways: metaph., shifty, versatile, wily, of Hermes, h.Merc.13,439; “τοῖς ἀσθενέσι καὶ π. θηρίοιςPl.Plt.291b; and in this sense Plato took the word as applied to Odysseus, Hp.Mi.364e (Sup.), al.; τὸ π. τῆς γνώμης their versatility of mind, Th.3.83; τὸ π., of Alcibiades, Plu.Alc. 24.
2. fickle,ὅμιλοςPs.-Phoc.95.
III. various, manifold,ξυμφοραίTh.2.44; ἐπιθυμίαι, ἐθισμοὶ τῶν λέξεων, Epicur.Fr.471, Nat.28.1 (p.7V.); “κακάPh.2.567; “ἔθνηPlu.Marc.12; “τύχαιId.Alc.2; “ὄργιαLyr.Alex.Adesp.36.3; “τὸ π.Phld.Sign.26. Adv. “-πωςin many manners, Meno Iatr.20.31, Ph.2.512, Ep.Hebr.1.1, Iamb.Comm.Math.12: Comp., “-ωτέρως καὶ ποικιλωτέρωςEpicur.Nat.5 G.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.1
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.330
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 13
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 4 to Hermes, 439
    • New Testament, Hebrews, 1.1
    • Plato, Statesman, 291b
    • Plato, Lesser Hippias, 364e
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 24
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.44
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.83
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 2
    • Plutarch, Marcellus, 12
    • Plutarch, Caius Marius, 33
    • Plutarch, Numa, 22
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