A.= πεῦσις, inquiry, τὰς π. ἐρωτῶντες, εἰ . . introducing the questions whether . ., Th.1.5; “κοινὴ . . ἡ π. ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ τε καὶ σοῦ” Pl.La.196c.
II. that which is learnt by asking, tidings, news, A.Th.54 (Stob. read πίστις), E.El.690; “π. κατ᾽ ἐσθλὴν ὕδατος” AP6.203 (Laco or Phil.); κατὰ πύστιν ᾗ χωροίη according as they learnt which way he was gone, Th.1.136; κατὰ π. τοῦ τρέφοντος by information received from the foster-father, D.H.1.81; πύστει τῶν προγενομένων by hearing of what was done before, Th.3.82; “τὰ ὑπὸ πύστιν ἐρχόμενα” J.AJ5.2.3.