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πελάτ-ης [α^], ου, Dor. πέλατ-ας , , (πελάζω) who approaches or comes near, S. Ph. 1164 (lyr.) ; neighbour, Τμώλου π. A. Pers.49 (anap.).
II. esp. of one who approaches a woman, τὸν πελάταν λέκτρων Διός, of Ixion, S. Ph.677 (lyr.).
III. one who approaches to seek protection, dependant, client, Pl. Euthphr.4c, Arist.Ath. 2.2, Phot. ; = Lat. cliens, D.H.1.83, Plu. Rom.13, etc. :—fem. πελάτις , ιδος, Id.Cat.Ma.24. (Cf. ἱκέτης from ἱκνέομαι.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 49
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 2.2
    • Plato, Euthyphro, 4c
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1164
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 677
    • Plutarch, Marcus Cato, 24
    • Plutarch, Romulus, 13
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 1.83
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