A.one who eats at the table of another, and repays him with flattery and buffoonery, parasite, Epich.36, Arar.16, etc.; name of plays by Antiph., Alex., and Diph.; περὶ Παρασίτου, title of work by Luc.: c. gen., “κενῆς π. τραπέζης” AP11.346 (Autom.) : metaph., ἰχθὺς ἦν π. (v. ὄψον) Luc.Lex.6.
II. of priests who had their meals at the public expense, Clitodem.11, Polem.Hist.78.
2. one who dines with a superior officer, Arist.Fr.551.