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ἱερεῖον , τό, Ion. ἱερήϊον or ἱρήϊον (the former in Hom. (pl. written
A.ἱερήιιαSIG57.14 (Milet., v B.C.)), the latter in Hdt.), Dor. ἱα^ρήϊον Berl.Sitzb.1927.159 (Cyrene), prob. in Leg.Gort.10.38:—victim, animal for sacrifice, “ἱρεύειν ἱερήϊονOd.14.94; ἱερήϊα πολλὰ παρεῖχον ib.250; “ἐπεὶ οὐχ . οὐδὲ βοείην ἀρνύσθηνIl.22.159 (prov. for 'no trifling stake', Cic.Att.1.1.4), cf. Hdt.1.132, 6.57, Ar.Lys.84, Pax1091, And.1.126; opp. <ἁγνὰ> θύματα, Th.1.126; “ἱερεῖον καὶ ἱεράTest.Epict.5.35; freq. of sheep, OGI214.62 (Didyma, iii B.C.), IPE12.76 (Olbia, perh. iv B.C.); of pigs, PCair.Zen.161 (iii B.C.).
2. in Od.11.23 (pl.), offering for the dead, for which, acc. to Sch., τόμιον or ἔντομον was more correct.
II. cattle slaughtered for food, Hp.Aff.52, Mnesith. ap. Orib. 2.68.6: in pl., X.Cyr.1.4.17; of sucking-pigs, Gal.1.578, 10.489.
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    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 1.1.4
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.23
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