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πιστός2 πείθω

A.pass. to be trusted or believed:
I.of persons, faithful, trusty, true, Il., Hes., attic:—in Persia οἱ πιστοί were Privy-councillors, "trusty and well-beloved, " Xen.; πιστὰ πιστῶν = πιστότατοι, Aesch.
2.trustworthy, worthy of credit, Thuc., etc.
II.of things, trustworthy, sure, of oaths, etc., Hom., etc.; οὐκέτι πιστὰ γυναιξίν no longer can one trust women, Od.; ἐλπὶς πιστὴ λόγῳ warranted by reason, Thuc.
2.deserving belief, credible, probable, Hdt., Plat., etc.
III.πιστόν, οῦ, as Subst., like πίστις II, a pledge, security, warrant, certainty, Soph., etc.; τὸ π. τῆς ἐλευθερίας Thuc.; τὸ π. ἔχοντες κἂν περιγενέσθαι feeling confidence that they should survive, id=Thuc.:—in pl., τὰ πιστὰ ποιεῖσθαι πίστιν ποιεῖσθαι, Hdt.; πιστὰ θεῶν, of oaths, Xen.; πιστόν or πιστὰ δοῦναι καὶ λαβεῖν to give and receive pledges, to interchange pledges, id=Xen., etc.
B.act. like πίσυνος, believing, trusting in, relying on, τινι Theogn., Aesch., etc.
2.obedient, Xen.
3.faithful, believing, NTest.
C.adv. πιστῶς, with good faith, persuasively Dem.
II.with disposition to believe, id=Dem.

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