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πλοῖον, τό, (πλέω) prop. floating vessel: hence, generally, ship, A. Th.602, Ag.625, Hdt.1.168, IG12.128.5, etc.: more nearly defined, π. λεπτά small craft, Hdt.7.36, Th.2.83; π. ἁλιευτικόν a fishing-boat, X.An.7.1.20; ἱππαγωγὰ π. transports for horses, Hdt.6.48; π. μακρά ships of war, Id.5.30, Th.1.14; π. στρογγύλα or φορτηγικά ships of burden, merchantmen, X.HG5.1.21; μεγάλα π. D.S.13.78; ἱερὸν π. τοῦ Ὀσείριος OGI56.51 (Canopus, iii B.C.): when distd. from ναῦς, without Adj., mostly merchant-ship or transport, as opp. ship of war, τοῖς π. καὶ ταῖς ναυσί Th.4.116, cf. 6.44; πλεῖν μὴ μακρᾷ νηί̈, ἄλλῳ δὲ κωπήρει πλοίῳ Foed. ap. eund.4.118; πλοῖά τε καὶ τριήρεις Pl. Hp.Ma.295d; πλοῖα alone, = τριήρεις, X.HG1.2.1, Docum. ap. D.18.106.