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λέσχη). A word of uncertain etymology, perhaps connected with λέγω (Gk. Etym. 366), and denoting a lounging-place, a resort for idlers, such as the porticoes at Rome, the bakeshops, and the bath-houses. In the Dorian countries it was the name of a sort of club-room (Plut. Lyc. 25). See Curtius, Hist. of Greece, Engl. trans., i. p. 205.

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