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ἐφέστι-ος , Ion. ἐπίστιος , ον, Hdt. (v. infr.), ἐφ[ίστιος ] prob. in SIG1218.17 (lulis, v B.C.): (ἑστία):—
A.at one's own fireside, at home, ἀπολέσθαι . Od.3.234; Τρῶες, . ὅσσοι ἔασιν as many as are in their own homes, opp. ἐπίκουροι, Il.2.125: with Verbs of motion, ὰλλ᾽ ἐμὲ . . ἐφέστιον ἤγαγε δαίμων (i.e. ἐπὶ τὴν ἑστίαν) Od.7.248; ἠλθε . . . 23.55. cf. E.Rh.201; ἐφέπτιον πῆξαι . . σκῆπτρον (i.e. ἐπὶ τῇ ἑστίᾳ) S. El.419; of suppliants who claim protection by sitting by the fireside, “ἐπίστιος ἐμοὶ ἐγένεοHdt.1.35: ἱκέτης καὶ δόμων . inmate of the temple, A.Eu.577, cf. 669; κάθησθε δωμάτων . Id.Supp.365; τόνδ᾽ . θεῶν ib.503, cf. S.OT32; guest, “ἐλθόντ᾽ ἐς δόμους ἐφέστιονId.Tr.262; freq. in A.R., “. ἐν μεγάροισιν1.909, 3.1117, etc.: c. dat. pers., . ἀθανάτοισιν dwelling with them, 3.116, cf. 4.518: c. dat. loci, “πηγῇσιν . Ἀσωποῖο1.117.
II. generally, of or in the house or family, “πόνοι . . δόμων ἐφέστιοιA.Th.853 (lyr.); “θύματαId.Ag.1310; “μίασμαId.Eu.169 (lyr.); “ἀλαλαγαίS.Tr.206 (lyr.); “περιστερὰ οἰκέτις . τεId.Fr.866; “εὐναίE.El.216; . δόμοι the chambers of the house, A.Th.73: Ion. ἐπίστιον, τό, household, family, Hdt.5.72,73; later ἐφέστιον, τό, D.H.1.24, POxy.2106.18 (iv A.D.).
III. θεοὶ . the household gods, to whom the hearth was dedicated, Hierocl.p.54 A.; Ζεὺς ἐπίστιος or ἐφέστιος as presiding over hospitality, Hdt.1.44, S.Aj. 492; . ἵδρυμα ἐν οἰκίᾳ ἔχων, a living image by the hearth, Pl.Lg. 931a.
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