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ἱκέτ-ης , ου, , (ἱκνέομαι) who comes to seek aid or protection, suppliant; freq. in Hom. of one who comes to seek for purification after homicide, ἀνὴρ . Il. 24.158, cf. Od.9.270,al.: later generally, “ἱκέται ἱζόμενοι τοῦ θεοῦHdt.2.113, cf. 5.71; “. σέθεν ἔρχομαιPi.O.5.19, cf. S.OC634, Th.1.136; “. πατρῴων τάφωνId.3.59; “δέξασθαι ἱκέτηνA.Supp.27 (anap.); of pilgrims to a healing shrine, “ἐγκεκοιμις μένων τῶν ἱκετᾶνIG4.951.90 (Epid.); “ὑβρίζειν . . εἰς ἱκέταςPhld.Ir.p.35 W.:—wrongly protector of suppliants by some Gramm. in Od.16.422.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 27
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.113
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.71
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.158
    • Homer, Odyssey, 16.422
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.270
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 634
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.136
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.59
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