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σῖτος 1

I.corn, grain, comprehending both wheat (πυρός) and barley (κριθή), Od., Thuc.; ς. ἀληλεσμένος ground corn, Hdt., Thuc. made from grain, bread, as opp. to flesh-meat, Od., Hdt.; σῖτον ἔδοντες, a general epith. of men as opp. to beasts, Od.; hence of savages, who eat flesh only, οὐδέ τι σῖτον ἤσθιον Hes. wider sense, meat, as opp. to drink, σῖτος ἠδὲ ποτής Hom.; σῖτα καὶ ποτά Hdt., etc.
4.rarely of beasts, food, fodder, Hes., Eur. attic Law, the public allowance of grain made to widows and orphans, Dem.

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