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φοιτάω φοῖτος go to and fro, up and down, to stalk or roam about, Hom., etc.; διὰ νηὸς φ. to keep going about the ship, Od.; horses at pasture, Hdt.; of hounds casting about for the scent, Xen. roam wildly about, Hom., Soph.; of the priests of Cybele, Anth. resort to a person as a friend, φ. παρά τινα to visit him, Plat.; to resort constantly to a person or place for any purpose, ἐφοίτεον παρὰ Δηιόκεα δικασόμενοι Hdt.; φ. ἔς τε ἀγορὴν καὶ ἐξ ἀγορῆς id=Hdt.; φ. πρὸς τοὺς Ἀθηναίους, of embassies, Thuc.; φοιτᾶν ἐπὶ τὰς θύρας τινός to frequent, wait at a great man's door, Hdt.:—so, of a dream, to haunt one, ἐν ὀνείρασι Eur., Plat. resort to a person as a teacher, παρὰ τὸν Σωκράτη Plat.; παῖς ὢν ἐφοίτας ἐς τίνος διδασκάλου [οἶκον]; Ar.; absol. to go to school, Plat., Dem.
II.of things, to come in regularly, be imported, ἐξ ἐσχάτης [γῆς] ὅτε κασσίτερος ἡμῖν φοιτᾷ καὶ τὸ ἤλεκτρον Hdt.; σῖτός σφισι πολλὸς ἐφοίτα corn came in to them in plenty, id=Hdt.: —also, of the coming in of tribute or taxes, Lat. redire, τάλαντον ἀργυρίου Ἀλεξάνδρῳ ἡμέρης ἑκάστης ἐφοίτα a talent of silver came in to Alexander every day, id=Hdt.

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