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αἰδοῖος (αἰδώς): (1) modest, bashful, Od. 17.578.—(2) honored, respected, of those who by their relationship, position, or circumstances have a claim to deference or merciful treatment, as the gods, kings, suppliants, mendicants, and the ‘housekeeper’ (ταμίη).—As subst. neut. pl. αἰδοῖα, ‘the parts of shame,’ ‘privy parts,’ Il. 13.568†.—Adv., αἰδοίως ἀπέπεμπον, ‘with due honor,’ ‘fitting escort,’ Od. 19.243.
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