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τελών-ης , ου, , (
A.τέλος1.8, ὠνέομαι) farmer or collector of tolls, customs, or taxes, Ar.Eq.248 (troch.), Aeschin.1.119, Herod.6.64, PCair.Zen.31.20 (iii B.C.), UPZ 113.8 (ii B.C.), Aristocl. ap. Eus.PE15.2, etc.: freq. with a sense of reproach, πάντες τελῶναι, πάντες εἰσὶν ἅρπαγες, of the Oropians, Xeno 1; “ἐφ᾽ οἷς ἂν καὶ τελώνης σεμνυνθείη βάναυσοςPlb.12.13.9, cf. Gal. 8.587, 9.804; = Lat. publicanus, Ev.Matt.5.46, al.; πορνοβοσκοὶ καὶ τ. EN102.21.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 119
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 248
    • Polybius, Histories, 12.13.9
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