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τυφλός, ή, όν, blind, once in Hom., Il.6.139, cf. h.Ap.172, freq. in other writers; τυφλὸς ἐκ δεδορκότος S.OT454; τ. Ἄρης, Πλοῦτος, Id.Fr.838, Theoc.10.19; τ. ὄψις, ὀφθαλμοί, E.Cyc.697, Pl.R.518c, etc.: c. gen., τ. τινός blind to .., X.Smp.4.12, Plu.Sol.12; but τ. τῆς προνοίας lacking vision of the future, Id.2.975c; τὰ τ. τοῦ σώματος, i. e. one's back, X.Cyr.3.3.45; καὶ τυφλῷ γε δῆλον even a blind man can see that, Pl.R.55od; for Cratin.6, v. κωφός 11.2.

2. of the limbs of the blind, τ. πούς E.Hec.1050, Ph.834, etc. (cf. τυφλόπους); χείρ ib. 1699; [βάκτρον], τοξεύματα, Id.Ion 744, HF199.

3. metaph. of the other senses and the mind, τ. ἦτορ Pi.N.7.23; τυφλὸς τά τ' ὦτα, τόν τε νοῦν, τά τ' ὄμματ' εἶ S.OT371; τὴν τέχνην ἔφυ τ. ib.389.

4. metaph., τ. ὄλβος E.Fr.776; ἡ φύσις ἄνευ μαθήσεως τυφλόν Plu.2.2b; τῇ τύχῃ .., ἣν τυφλὴν λοιδοροῦμεν ib.98a; τ. ἔδραμε πᾶσα τρόπις AP9.289 (Bass.).

II. of things, dark, dim, obscure, ἐλπίδες A.Pr.252; ἄτη S.Tr.1104; τὸ δ' ἐς αὔριον αἰεὶ τ. ἕρπει Id.Fr.593.6 (lyr.); τ. σπιλάδες blind rocks, AP7.275 (Gaet.); αἱ ἄνευ ἐπιστήμης δόξαι τυφλαί Pl.R.506c; δεσμῶν τ. ἀρχαί hidden, Plu.Alex.18; τ. ὑπόνοια Id.2.587c; τ. κίνημα, of revolution, Id.Galb.18.

2. of passages or apertures, blind, closed, with no outlet, τοῦ ἐντέρου τυφλόν τι, of the intestinum caecum (τὸ τυφλόν in Gal.UP4.18, al.), Arist.PA 675b7, cf. 676a5; τ. ἔντερον Ruf. ap. Orib.7.26.25; τ. τρῆμα the foramen caecum (stylo-mastoid), Ruf.Onom.144, Gal.UP9.10; τ. στενωποί Str.1.1.17; τ. ὁδοί Anon. ap. Suid.; τ. ῥύμη a blind alley, POxy. 99.9 (i A. D.); of rivers and harbours, choked with mud, Plu.Sull. 20 (v. sq.), cf. Caes.58; of the halcyon's nest, closed, tight, Id.2.983d; τυφλοὶ ὄζοι branches without buds or eyes, Thphr.HP1.8.4, cf. CP3.2.8; τ. κῦμα dark, trackless, AP7.400 (Serapio), 12.156; τ. μώλωψ a wound without an outlet, Plu.Aem.19; τὸ τ. ἅμμα καλούμενον the so-called unescapable knot, Gal.2.669; of a hook (cf. τυφλάγκιστρον), blunt, Orib.45.18.9.

III. Adv., πρὸς τὸ ὠφέλιμον τυφλῶς ἔχειν to be blind to it, Pl.Grg.479b; τ. καὶ ἀσκέπτως Antip.Stoic. 3.256; τ. καὶ οὐ γνωρίμως διασαφεῖ Str.9.5.21. [ῠ by nature, S.OT 389, E.Hec.1050, etc., freq. ῡ by position: prob. not connected with τύφω [ῡ]: perh. cf. Goth. daufs, OE. déaf 'stupid', Olr. dub 'black'.]