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τάσις [ᾰ], εως, ἡ, (τείνω) stretching, tension, τῆς κοιλίης f.l. in one cod. for στάσις, Hp.Acut.37; τοῦ οἰσοφάγου Arist.PA691a1, cf. 664a32; τάσιν ἔχειν to be capable of tension, Id.HA515b16,al.; ὀφρύων τ. contraction of the eyebrows, AP12.42 (Diosc.); of tension accompanying inflammation, Sor.2.19, Gal.10.66.

2. extension, τ. ἐπὶ μῆκος καὶ ἐπὶ πλάτος Arist.HA495b23.

3. τάσεις τῆς φωνῆς pitch of the voice, Stoic.2.96; in music, Plu.2.1020e, cf. 1133c; of the accents, τάσεις φωνῆς αἱ καλούμεναι προσῳδίαι D.H.Comp.19; ὀξεῖα τ. Ath.2.53a.

4. intensity, force, τάσιν λαβεῖν, of darts, Plu.Sull.18.

5. fixing of the eyes upon an object, Lib.Or.61.9.

II. = tentigo, Gloss.

2. = menta, ib. (also written tarsis, ib.).