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λεία (B), Ion. ληΐη , Dor. λᾴα (Pi.O.10(11).44), ,
A.booty, plunder, freq. in Hdt. (v. infr.), etc. (Hom. and Hes. always use ληΐς); esp. of cattle, opp. ἄνθρωποι, Pi.l.c., Th.2.94 (v. infr. 4); “λείας ἀπαρχὴν βοῦςS.Tr.761, cf. Aj.54, 145 (anap.): pl., ἐφθαρμένας εὑρίσκομεν λείας ἁπάσας ib.26; rarely of persons, “ἀγόμεθα λείαE.Tr.614; prey of hunters, Id.Rh.326: generally, booty, Th.8.3, X.HG1.2.4, 1.3.2; τοὺς λοιποὺς ληΐην θέσθαι give them up as plunder, Hdt.4.202; λείαν ποιεῖσθαι τὴν χώραν, = λεηλατεῖν τὴν χώραν, Th.8.41; “λείαν ἄγεινX.Cyr.5.3.1; “ἐπὶ λείαν ἐκπορεύσονταιId.An.5.1.8, etc.; “κατὰ ληΐην ἐκπλῶσαιHdt.2.152: pl., “διεσκεδασμένοι κατὰ τὰς ἰδίας λείαςX.HG1.2.5: prov., Μυσῶν λεία, of anything that may be plundered with impunity, Stratt.35, D.18.72, Arist.Rh.1372b33.
3. stolen property, “τὴν λ. ἀποδοῦναιPCair.Zen.145.16 (iii B.C.), cf. PSI4.438.10-13 (iii B.C.).
4. flocks and herds, cattle, “ἀπογραφὴ λείαςPHib.1.33.2 (iii B.C.), cf. PPetr.3p.279 (iii B.C.), BGU1012 (ii B.C.), D.S.19.21, 97; “ἀτέλεια τῆς λ.OGI748.9 (Cyzic., iii B.C.). (Lit. the people's property, cf. Lat. populari 'plunder'.)
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