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νῆστις , gen. ιος or ιδος, and (v. infr.); also dat.
2. with an abstract Subst., freq. in A., “νῆστιν νόσονfamine, Ag. 1016 (lyr.); “ν. λιμόςCh.250; νήστισιν αἰκίαις the pains of hunger, Pr.599 (lyr.); “νήστιδες δύαιAg.1621; also νῆστις ὀσμή the bad breath of one fasting, Phryn.PSp.91 B.
3. Act., causing hunger, starving,πνοαὶ νήστιδεςA.Ag.193 (lyr.).
II. as Subst., νῆστις, , acc. “νῆστινAr.Fr.318.3, 506.4, Eub.110.
1. the intestinum jejunum, from its always being found empty, Hp.Carn. 19, Ar.Fr.506.4, Eub.63.5 (anap.), cf. Arist.PA675b33.
2. ν. κεστρεύς, fish so called because its stomach was always found empty, Ar.Fr.156, etc.: hence in Com., of 'empty bellies', “ἐγὼ δὲ κεστρεὺς νῆστις οἴκαδ᾽ ἀποτρέχωAlex.256, etc., cf. Ath.7.307d.
3. Νῆστις, , = ὕδωρ, Emp.6.3, cf. Alex.322.
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