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κοίτ-η , , (κεῖμαι
A.= κοῖτος 1, once in Hom., Od.19.341 (v.l. οἴκῳ); bedstead, IG12.330.16, al., Wilcken Chr.244.3 (iii B.C.), etc.; esp. marriage-bed, A.Supp.804 (lyr.), S.Tr.17; “οὐ γὰρ ἐκ μιᾶς κ. ἔβλαστονId.Fr.546; “τᾶς ἀπλήστου κ. ἔροςE.Med.152 (lyr.), etc.; ἀνάνδρου κοίτας λέκτρον ib.436 (lyr.); also πετρίνη κοίτη, of a cave, S.Ph.160 (anap.); τειρομέναν νοσερᾷ κ. on a sick-bed, E.Hipp.132 (lyr.); κοίταν δ᾽ ἔχει νέρθεν, of one dead, S.OC1706 (lyr.); “κ. σκληράPl.Lg.942d, Aret.CA1.1: pl., “ἔννυχοι κ.Pi.P.11.25; “νυμφίδιοι κ.E. Alc.249 (lyr.): metaph., of the sea, “ἐν μεσημβριναῖς κοίταις . . εὕδοι πεσώνA.Ag.566; of the bed of a river, Procop.Aed.5.5, Ph. 586.21, Lyd.Mens.4.10.
2. lair of a wild beast, nest of a bird, etc., E.Ion 155 (lyr.); “χελιδόνωνAët.16.15; κ. ποιεῖσθαι, of the spider, Arist.HA623a12; of the fish ἐξώκοιτος, Thphr.Fr.171.1.
3. quarters, “τῶν φυλακιτῶνBGU1007.14 (iii B.C.), cf. PTeb.179 (ii B.C.); v. infr. VI.
4. pen, fold for cattle, PLips.118.15 (ii A.D.).
II. act of going to bed, τῆς κοίτης ὥρη bed-time, Hdt.1.10, 5.20; τραπέζῃ καὶ κοίτῃ δέκεσθαι to entertain 'at bed and board', ibid.; τὴν σκηνὴν εἰς κ. διέλυον for going to bed, X.Cyr.2.3.1 (but κεῖσθαι κοίταν to lie still in death, A.Ag.1494 (lyr.)).
III. lodging, entertainment, PTeb. 122.1 (i B.C.), al.
IV. of sexual connexion, “κ. διδόναιLXX Nu.5.20, cf. Le.18.20; κ. σπέρματος ib.15.16; κ. ἔχειν ἐκ . . to become pregnant by a man, Ep.Rom.9.10; in bad sense, lasciviousness, ib. 13.13 (pl.).
V. parcel, lot of land, PAmh.2.88.9 (ii A.D.), PRyl. 168.9 (ii A.D.).
VI. chest, case, or basket, Pherecr.122, Eup.76, IG 22.120.37,40, Men.129.2, PPetr.2p.10 (iii B.C., unless in signf. 1.3), Luc.Ep.Sat.21; “αἱ μυστικαὶ κ.Plu.Phoc.28.
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