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νόστ-ι^μος , ον, (νόστος
A.belonging to a return (not in Il.), ν. ἦμαρ the day of return, i. e. the return itself, Od.1.9, 168, 3.233, etc. ; “ν. φάοςA.Pers. 261 ; ν. σωτηρία ib.797 ; “ν. ἦτορAP 5.231 (Paul. Sil.).
II. (νόστος II) of plants and fruit, yielding a high return, productive, Thphr.CP4.13.2 (Comp. and Sup.) ; φέρε δ᾽ ἀγρόθι νόστιμα πάντα all things in abundance, Call.Cer.136 ; “τὸν. τῶν καρπῶνS.E.M. 7.17.
2. succulent, nutritious,τροφήSor.1.54 (Comp.) ; of fish, Aët. 9.30 (Sup.) ; “τὸ λιπαρὸν καὶ ν.Plu.2.684d ; “τὸ -ώτατον καπνὸς παραλαβὼν ἐς τὸν οὐρανὸν οἴχεταιLuc.Luct. 19.
3. wholesome,ὕδωρJ.BJ 4.8.3 (Comp.) ; “γένοιτο αὐτῷ . . τὰ ν. ἄνοσταBCH51.148 (Tab. Defix., Cyprus) ; palatable, Phld.D.3.13, Hsch. s.v. ἕσμιον :—in this sense expld. “διὰ τὸ ἡδὺ τοῦ Ὁμηρικοῦ νόστουEust. 1383.40.
4. τὸ ν., of resin obtained from galbanum, starch from wheat, the valuable part, Dsc.3.83, 2.101 ; so “τὸ ἰλυῶδες καὶ ν.Id.5.75.
III. metaph., τὸ ν. [τοῦ λεγομένου] the substance, kernel, M.Ant.2.15.
2. in literary criticism, succulent, εἴ τι ν. τῆς ποιήσεως, τῆς ἱστορίας, D.P. Prooem.pp.70,71 : generally, “ὅπερ ἦν -ώτατον ἐν σοὶ ἀπανθισάμενοςLuc.Merc.Cond.39.
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 618
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 261
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 797
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.85
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.9
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.233
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.806
    • Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 4.8.3
    • Lucian, De mercede, 39
    • Lucian, De luctu, 19
    • Marcus Aurelius, M. Antonius Imperator Ad Se Ipsum, 2.15
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