Reading Benjamin Jowett's translation of the Phaedrus of Plato, I have come across the word diplasiology:
And there is also Polus, who has schools of diplasiology, and gnomology, and eikonology, and who teaches in them the words of which Licymnius made him a present; they were to give a polish.
What does this word mean? What are its constituent Greek roots?
- Am I correct in assuming that di- is the common binary prefix (from δίς)?
- Plasi- is the stem I am completely ignorant of.
- I know of course that -logy is from λόγος.