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αἰδοῖος , α, ον, (αἰδώς)
A.having a claim to regard, reverence, or compassion (cf. αἰδώς), in Hom., Hes. only of persons, sts. of gods, “θεῶν γένοςHes.Th.44, cf. Op.257, Il.18.394; more freq. of human beings, as kings, Il.4.402, members of family, esp. wife, 21.460, servants, “ταμίηOd.1.139, women generally, “παρθένοςIl.2.514; then of the helpless or those needing protection, guests, Od.9.271, suppliants, 7.165: abs., “αἰδοίοισιν ἔδωκα15.373: Comp. “-ότερος καὶ φίλτερος11.360 (later “-έστεροςD.P.172):—after Hom. of things, “ξείνων αἰ. λιμένεςEmp.112.3: Sup. “-ότατον, γέραςPi.P.5.18; but “-έστατος . . χρυσόςO.3.42, cf. Alcm.74A. Adv. -ως, ἀπέπεμπον, of a guest, Od. 19.243.
II. Act., bashful, shamefaced, “κακὸς δ᾽ αἰ. ἀλήτηςOd.17.578.
2. showing reverence or compassion, “πνεῦμαA.Supp.28 (anap.); Ζεὺς Αἰ. the god of mercy, ib.192.
3. claiming compassion, λόγοι ib.455.—Poet.: used by Pl. in quotations.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (16):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 192
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 455
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 28
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 44
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 257
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.394
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.460
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.514
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.402
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.360
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.578
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.243
    • Homer, Odyssey, 7.165
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.373
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.139
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.271
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