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οἰκί-α , Ion. οἰκίη , Cret. and Locr. ϝοικία , Leg.Gort.5.26, Berl.Sitzb. 1927.8 (v B. C.), cf. IG14.636 (Petelia) :—,
A.building, house, dwelling, Hdt.1.17,114, etc. ; “ οἰκία δημοσίαIG12.94.36 ; οἰκία ἱερά ib.363.24; κατ᾽ οἰκίαν at home, Pl.La.180d ; “ἰδίᾳ καὶ κατ᾽ οἰκίαςId.Lg. 788a ; ἔτυχεν ἐπὶ τῆς οἰ. was at home, X.Eph.5.4 : in Com. and Attic Prose much more freq. than οἶκος : sts. opp. οἶκος as house to set of apartments or room,τᾶν οἰκιᾶν τιμὰν κομιζέσθω τῶ οἴκω ἑκάστω δύο μνᾶςSIG306.16 (Tegea, iv B. C.), cf. PTeb.46.9 (cf. 18) (ii B. C.), 38.14, 15 (ii B. C.), PFay.31.11 (ii A. D.).
2. in Att. law, οἶκος was distd. from οἰκία, the former being the property left at a person's death, his estate, the latter the dwelling-house only, as stated by X.Oec.1.5, cf. Hdt.7.224, Jul.Gal.Fr.12, etc.
3. distd. from συνοικία, as one's own apartments from those let out to lodgers, Aeschin.1.124.
II. household, domestic establishment, Pl.Grg.520e ; δὔ οἰκίας ᾤκει, i. e. he kept two establishments, D.39.26, cf. Arist.Pol.1265b26 ; more primitive than the πόλις, ib.1252b17, EN1162a18, al. ; ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκίας the house-steward, PCair.Zen.150.16 (iii B. C.).
III. the household, i. e. inmates of the house, Pl.Lg.909b (pl.).
V. medical school,ἐξ οἰκίας ἩροφίλουErot.Praef., cf. Gal. 17(2).145.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 124
    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 126
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1453a.19
    • Demosthenes, Against Boeotus 1, 26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.107
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.17
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.172
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.2
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.224
    • Plato, Laws, 788a
    • Plato, Laws, 909b
    • Plato, Laches, 180d
    • Plato, Gorgias, 472b
    • Plato, Gorgias, 520e
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.6
    • Xenophon, Economics, 1.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.37.7
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 18.57
    • Xenophon of Ephesus, Ephesiaca, 5.4
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