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σπανιστοῖς, made scanty, given scantily: so Philostratus (circ. 235 A.D.) p. 611 ἄρωμα...σπανιστόν, "rare." This implies σπανίζω τι as="to make a thing scanty" or rare, which occurs in Greek of the 2nd cent. B.C. (Philo Byzant. De septem mirabil. 4): cp. Shaksp. Lear 1. 1. 281"you have obedience scanted."” For a different use see Strabo 15. 727 (a land) σπανιστὴ καρποῖς, "poor in...," implying σπανίζω τινά as="to make one needy," whence the perf. pass. ἐσπανίσμεθ᾽ ἀρωγῶν (Aesch. Pers. 1024): and here again cp. Shaksp. Merch. 2. 1. 17"if my father had not scanted me."

δέξεται: Xen. Anab. 5.5.24ξενίοις... δέχεσθαι”: Plat. Legg. 919Aκαταλύσεσιν ἀγαπηταῖς δεχόμενος.

δωρήμασιν, food, and shelter for the night: Od. 14.404ἐς κλισίην ἄγαγον καὶ ξείνια δῶκα” (whereas δῶρα, or ξεινήϊα δῶρα, in Hom. usu.=special presents, as of plate or the like, Od. 24.273).

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    • Aeschylus, Persians, 1024
    • Homer, Odyssey, 24.273
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.404
    • Plato, Laws, 919a
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.3.1
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 5.5.24
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.1
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