A.that which is asked, question, Th.3.54, etc. ; ἡ πρὸς τὸ ἐ. ἀπόκρισις ib.60 ; τὰ ἐ. τοῦ ξυνθήματος asking for the password, Id.7.44 ; “ἐ. περί τινος” Pl.Prt.336d ; ἐ. ἐρέσθαι, Id.Phlb.42e ; “διπλᾶ ἔστρεφε τὰ -ήματα” Id.Euthd.276d.
2. in Stoic terminology, a question requiring the answer 'Yes' or 'No', opp. πύσμα, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.61.
II. in Dialectic, question inviting an answer which may help to refute an opponent, Arist.APr.64a36(pl.), AP0.77a36, al.