1.in Hom.the principal meal of the day, —sometimes the noonday meal, sometimes = ἄριστον, the morning meal, sometimes = δόρπον, the evening meal. In old attic the midday or afternoon meal, dinner or supper:— ἀπὸδείπνου straightway after the meal, Il.; καλεῖνἐπὶδεῖπνον; δ. παραθεῖναι, etc.
2.generally, fodder, provender, Il., Aesch.
Liddell and Scott. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1889.
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