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ἐσθής , ῆτος, Dor. ἐσθάς , ᾶτος, Pi.P.4.79, 253, , acc.
A.ἐσθήνSIG 1215.7 (Myconos, iii/ii B.C.) : (ἕννυμι):—clothing, raiment,χαλκόν τε χρυσόν τε ἅλις ἐσθῆτά τε δόντεςOd.5.38 ; χρηστηρία . the dress of prophetesses, A.Ag.1270 ; “Ἀργολὶς .Id.Supp.237 ; μετρίᾳ ἐσθῆτι χρήσασθαι to dress simply, Th.1.6 : καθαρὰ ., = Lat. toga pura, Nic. Dam.Fr.127 J. ; τὴν ἐσθῆτα μεταβαλεῖν, = Lat. mutare vestem, put on mourning, D.C.37.33 (but “τὰς ἐσθῆτας μεταβαλέσθαιPlu.Pomp.59) : in pl., of the clothes of several persons, A.Th.872 (anap.) ; of one, E. Hel.421 : abstract pl., “πλούτους καὶ τρυφὰς καὶ ἐσθῆταςPl.Alc.1.122c, cf. cj. in Arist.Rh.1386a32, dub. in Pl.Grg.465b.
II. collectively, clothes, ἐσθῆτα ἔσφερον εἴσω, i.e. the clothes just washed, Od.7.6 ; “ἔντυον εὐνὴν ἐσθῆτος μαλακῆς23.290 ; “τὰ ἐσθῆτος ἐχόμενα εἶχον κατηρείκοντοHdt.3.66, cf. X.An.3.1.19 : rarely in later Gr., Plu.CG2, PThead.49.4(iv A.D.), POxy.2110.5 (iv A.D.).
III. metaph., . τῆς πόλεως, of walls, Demad.Fr.4.
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