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ἐφι^άλτ-ης , ου, , Acol.
A.ἐπιάλτηςAlc.129, also ἐπίαλος ibid.:—nightmare, conceived as a throttling demon, Phryn.Com.1, Dsc.3.140 (pl.), Artem.2.37, Ruf. ap. Orib. 7.26.177, Str.1.2.8; pr. n. of one of the Aloidae, Il.5.385, Od.11.308, Pi.P.4.89 (Ἐπ- acc. to Sch.Od. l.c., cf. A.D.Synt.179.22), and Att. pr. n., cf. Acl.Dion.Fr.381, IG12.950.92, etc. (Identified with ἠπιόλης by A.D.Fr.8.12 (or Apollodorus, v. Sophr.68 note); ἐπιάλτης is expld. as ῥιγοπύρετον by Suid.; popularly connected with ἐφάλλομαι, Sch.B Il.5.385, or ἐφίαλλω, EM403.32; cf. incubo.) -ία, , = γλυκυσίδη, Aët.1.84; = ἐφιαλτεία (q. v.).
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