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νέα^τος (A), Ep. νεία^τος , η, ον, poet. Sup.,
A.uttermost, lowest, Hom. (who uses the νει- form exc. in Il.11.712, 9.153, 295), always of Space, the lowest part of . . , ν. ἀνθερεών, κενεών, ὦμος, Il.5.293,857, 15.341; extreme, outermost,ὄρχοςOd.7.127; “ἀστράγαλοςIl.14.466; “ν. πείρατα γαίης8.478; ὑπαὶ πόδα ν. Ἴδης the lowest slope of Ida, 2.824; “ἐκ ν. πυθμένος εἰς κορυφήνSol.13.10; πόδες ν. the feet, Orac. ap.Hdt.7.140; “νείατον ἰνίονA.R.3.763, cf. 2.166: c. gen., “ν. ἄλλωνIl.6.295; πόλις νεάτη Πύλου on the border of Pylos, 11.712; “πᾶσαι δ᾽ ἐγγὺς ἁλὸς νέαται Πύλου ἠμαθόεντος9.153,295 (wrongly expld. ap.Sch. as 3pl. pres. ind. (like κέαται) of ναίω, to be situated):— rare in Prose, “τὰς νεάτας πλευράςHp.Int.27, and cf. νεάτη; contr. νῆτος: ἔσχατος, Hsch.; Arc. νήατος Schwyzer 664.10 (Orchom. Arc., iv B.C.). (The orig. form may be νήατος; with νείατος, νέατος, cf. εἵαται, ἕαται (v. ἧμαι), εἵως, ἕως, etc.; cf. νήϊστος, νείαιρα, νειόθεν, νειόθι.
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