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ἄβα^τος , ον, also η, ον Pi.N.3.21:—
A.untrodden,ἐρημίαA.Pr. 2 codd.; impassable, of mountains, Hdt.4.25, 7.176, S.OT719, etc.: “ἀβάτου τῆς Ἑλλάδος οὔσης διὰ τὸν πόλεμονIsoc.3.33; of a river, not fordable, X.An.5.6.9; “ἅλςPi. l.c.; “ὕληStr.5.4.5; εἶναι εἰς ἄβατον to be made desolate, LXX Je.29.17, al.: metaph., inaccessible,τὸ πόρσω σοφοῖς . κἀσόφοιςPi.O.3.44; “οἰκίαι . τοῖς ἔχουσι μηδὲ ἕνAristopho 3; “. ποιεῖν τὰς τραπέζαςAnaxipp.3; “[τὸ ἀγαθὸν] ἐν ἀβάτοις ὑπεριδρυμένονProcl. in Alc.p.319C.
2. of holy places, not to be trodden, S.OC167,675; “ἕρπει πλοῦτος . . ἐς τἄβατα καὶ πρὸς βέβηλαId.Fr.88.7, cf. Porph.Abst. 4.11; “. ἱερόνPl.La.183b; ἀβατώτατος τόπος (sc. οἱ τάφοι) Arist. Pr.924a5: metaph., pure, chaste,ψυχήPl.Phdr.245a.
b. as Subst., ἄβατον, τό, adytum, Theopomp.Hist.313, IG4.952 (Epidaur.), etc.; = bidental, Διὸς καταιβάτου . ib.2.1659b.
3. metaph., “φύσις . οἴκτῳPh.2.53.
4. of a horse, not ridden, Luc.Zeux.6; of female animals, Id.Lex.19.
5. ἄβατον , τό, a plant eaten pickled, Gal.6.623.
II. Act., . πόνος a plague that hinders walking, i.e. gout, Luc.Ocyp.36; “ὑποδήματαPhot., Suid. s.v. ἀναξυρίδας.
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 2
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.176
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.25
    • Isocrates, Nicocles or the Cyprians, 33
    • Old Testament, Jeremiah, 29.17
    • Pindar, Olympian, 3
    • Pindar, Nemean, 3
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 245a
    • Plato, Laches, 183b
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 167
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 675
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 719
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 5.6.9
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 88.7
    • Strabo, Geography, 5.4.5
    • Lucian, Lexiphanes, 19
    • Lucian, Zeuxis, 6
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