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πόσις , , poet. πόσσις AP6.323 (Leon.); gen. πόσιος (no gen. is found in Att., πόσεως only in Hdn.Gr.2.700); dat. πὁσει, Ep.
A.πόσεϊIl.5.71; voc. “πόσιE.Alc.323, Ar.Th.913; also “πόσιςE.Hel.1399: pl. “πόσειςId.IA176 (lyr.); acc. “πόσιαςIl.6.240:—husband, spouse, Il.3.329, Alcm.29, Inscr.Cypr.93 H., Pi.P.9.99, etc.; “τὸν ὁμοδέμνιον π.A.Ag.1108 (lyr.); esp. lawful husband,μὴ π. μὲν Ἡρακλῆς ἐμὸς καλῆται, τῆς νεωτέρας δ᾽ ἀνήρS.Tr.550 (but cf.Il.24.725 and 763): rare in Prose, Arist.Pol.1335b41; π. καὶ ἄλοχος ib. 1253b6; κρυπτὸς π., of a paramour, E.Or.561. (I.-E. potis 'lord, master', cf. πότνια, δεσπότης, Skt.pátis 'lord, master, husband', pátnī 'lady, wife', Lat. potis (sum), etc.)
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