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σπάν-ις [α^], , gen. εως, dat. ει, Ion. ι:—
A.scarcity, dearth, lack, “τόλμηςE.Or.942; “ἀνδρῶνD.25.31; “ὕδατοςArist.GA746b10, cf. LXX Ju.8.9; “θηρίωνStr.2.5.26; “νεκύωνAP9.53 (Nicod. or Bass.); οὐ σπάνις . . ἔχειν,= οὐ σπάνιον, there is no lack, no difficulty, in getting, E.IA1163; οὗ ς. ἀνδρὶ τυχεῖν which 'tis rare for a man to get, IG2.2753, cf. 3577: abs., dearth, τροφὰς ἐν τῇ μεγάλῃ ς. παρέσχε ib.3.687.
2. craving, defined as ἐπιθυμία ἀτελής, Stoic.3.97; “ἐν ς. χρημάτωνD.19.153, cf. Phld.Lib.p.45 O.
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 506
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    • Strabo, Geography, 2.5.26
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.142
    • Old Testament, Judith, 8.9
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