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ἐφέστιος ἑστία one's own fireside, at home, Od.; ἐφέστιοι ὅσσοι ἔασιν as many as have a home of their own, Il.; ἐφέστιον πῆξαι σκῆπτρον (i. e. ἐπὶ τῇ ἑστίᾳ) Soph.:—of suppliants who claim protection by sitting by the fireside, Hdt.; δόμων ἐφ. an inmate of the temple, Aesch.; also merely of guests, Soph.
II.generally, of or in the house or family, Lat. domesticus, πόνοι δόμων ἐφέστιοι Aesch.; ἐφ. δόμοι the chambers of the house, id=Aesch.:—ionic ἐπίστιον, ου, τό, a household, family, Hdt.: — θεοὶ ἐφ. the household gods, Lat. Lares or Penates, Ζεὺς ἐπίστιος, ἐφέστιος, as presiding over hospitality, id=Hdt., Soph.

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