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ἐρῆμος 1

I.desolate, lone, lonely, lonesome, solitary:
1.of places, Hdt., attic; τὰ ἐρ. desert parts, Hdt., etc.; ἐρῆμος (sc. χώρα), id=Hdt.
2.of persons or animals, Il., Aesch., etc.: desolate, helpless, Soph., Dem.:—neut. pl. as adv., ἔρημα κλαίω I weep in solitude, Eur.
3.of conditions, Soph.
II.c. gen. reft of, void or destitute of, Hdt., attic
2.of persons, with no bad sense, wanting, without, ἐρῆμος ὅπλων Hdt.
III.ἐρήμη δίκη, , an undefended action, in which one party does not appear, and judgment goes against him by default, Thuc., etc.: so ἐρήμη or ἔρημος (without δίκη), ἐρήμην εἷλον I got judgment by default, Dem.; ἔρημον ὦφλε he let it go by default, id=Dem.; ἐρήμην κατηγορεῖν to accuse in a case where there was no defence, Plat.

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