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ἐρημία 1

I.of places, a solitude, desert, wilderness, Hdt., Aesch., etc. a state or condition, solitude, loneliness, ἐρημίαν ἄγειν, ἔχειν to keep alone, Eur.; of persons, isolation, desolation, Soph.; δι᾽ ἐρημίαν from being left alone, Thuc.
2.c. gen. want of, absence, Eur., Thuc., etc.; τὴν ἐρ. ὁρῶν τῶν κωλυσόντων seeing that there would be none to hinder him, Dem.; ἐρ. κακῶν freedom from evil, Eur.

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