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Headword: Εἱστία
Adler number: epsiloniota,318
Translated headword: was entertaining
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] was inviting.[1] "He was entertaining the army for 6 days at a great feast."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] εἱστιᾶτο ["he/she/it was being entertained"], [meaning] was being nourished.[3] Also [sc. attested is] εἱστίων ["I/they were entertaining"].[4]
Greek Original:
Εἱστία: ἐκάλει. ὁ δὲ εἱστία τὸν στρατὸν ἡμερῶν #2# εἰς πανθοινίαν. καὶ Εἱστιᾶτο, ἐτρέφετο. καὶ Εἱστίων.
Notes:
[1] Imperfect active of ἑστιάω , third person singular; cf. epsilon 3215.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. It also appears at epsilon 3227, but with a different form of the verb (present indicative active) and with 'man' instead of 'army'.
[3] Imperfect middle/passive of the same verb.
[4] Imperfect active, first person singular or third person plural.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 July 2005@23:08:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 7 July 2005@03:42:20.
William Hutton (Augmented notes, raised status) on 28 January 2008@06:49:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword; adjustments) on 28 November 2012@05:41:19.

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