σπανιστοῖς, made scanty, given scantily: so Philostratus (circ. 235 A.D.) p. 611 ἄρωμα...σπανιστόν, "rare." This implies σπανίζω τι as="to make a thing scanty" or rare, which occurs in Greek of the 2nd cent. B.C. (Philo Byzant. De septem mirabil. 4): cp. Shaksp. Lear 1. 1. 281 “"you have obedience scanted."” For a different use see Strabo 15. 727 (a land) σπανιστὴ καρποῖς, "poor in...," implying σπανίζω τινά as="to make one needy," whence the perf. pass. ἐσπανίσμεθ᾽ ἀρωγῶν (Aesch. Pers. 1024): and here again cp. Shaksp. Merch. 2. 1. 17 “"if my father had not scanted me."” δέξεται: Xen. Anab. 5.5.24 “ξενίοις... δέχεσθαι”: Plat. Legg. 919A “καταλύσεσιν ἀγαπηταῖς δεχόμενος.” δωρήμασιν, food, and shelter for the night: Od. 14.404 “ἐς κλισίην ἄγαγον καὶ ξείνια δῶκα” (whereas δῶρα, or ξεινήϊα δῶρα, in Hom. usu.=special presents, as of plate or the like, Od. 24.273).
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