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ἀλήτ-ης [α^], ον, Dor. ἀλάτας , α, ; voc.
A.ἀλῆταS.OC1096, Dor. ἀλᾶτα ib.165: (ἀλάομαι):—wanderer, vagabond, Hom. only in Od., always of beggars (17.420, al.); in Trag. also of exiles, A.Ag.1282, Ch.1042, S.OC50, 746, E.Heracl.224, Supp.280 (lyr.):—τὸν μακρῶν ἀλάταν πόνων one who has wandered in long labour, S.Aj.888.
2. as Adj., vagrant, roving, “πόδ᾽ ἀλάτανE.El.139 (anap.); “βίος ἀλήτηςHdt.3.52; in later Prose, “ἄνδρεςD.Chr.1.9:—so also fem. ἀλῆτις , ιδος, D.P.490 (as v.l.); name of song in honour of Erigone, Ath.14.618e, Poll.4.55, Hsch.s.v.; cf. “ἐώρα11.
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1282
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 1042
    • Euripides, Electra, 139
    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 224
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 280
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.52
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.420
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 888
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 50
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1096
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 165
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 746
    • Dio Chrysostom, Orationes, 1.9
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