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λῃστ-ής , οῦ, , Ion. ληϊστής , Dor. λᾳστής , (ληΐς, ληΐζομαι)
A.robber, pirate, E.Alc.766, X. Cyr.2.4.23, etc.; opp. κλέπτης, Pl.R.351c; esp. by sea, buccaneer, later πειρατής, And.1.138, etc.; “λῃστοῦ βίον ζῆνPl.Grg.507e; ληϊστὴς κατεστήκεε Καρχηδονίων he began a course of piracies upon them, Hdt.6.17, cf. Th.1.5, 8, 6.4; “οἱ λ. αὑτοὺς ποριστὰς καλοῦσινArist.Rh.1405a25; of irregular troops, IG12(2).526 (Eresos).
II. metaph., “λ. ἐναργὴς τῆς ἐμῆς τυραννίδοςS.OT535; “ΚύπριδοςLyc. 1143; λῃστὰ λογισμοῦ, of love, APl.4.198 (Maec.).
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