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First/Second declension Adjective; Transliteration:

Principal Part: ληιστός ληιστή ληιστόν

Structure: ληιστ (Stem) + ος (Ending)


  1. to be carried off as booty, to be won by force


  • τάχα δ’ ἄνδρεσ ἐυσσέλμου ἀπὸ νηὸσ ληισταὶ προγένοντο θοῶσ ἐπὶ οἴνοπα πόντον, Τυρσηνοί· (Anonymous, Homeric Hymns, 2:3)
  • οἱ μὲν ἀμυνόμενοι, ἀτὰρ οἵγ’ ἐθέλοντεσ ἀμέρσαι, ληισταὶ Τάφιοι· (Apollodorus, Argonautica, book 1 14:3)
  • ἔρδοι τὴν ἔμαθέν τισ, ὅπου καὶ ὑπ’ Ἄλπιασ ἄκρασ ληισταὶ λασίαισ ἀμφίκομοι κεφαλαῖσ, φωρῆσ ἁπτόμενοι, φύλακασ κύνασ ὧδ’ ἀλέονται χρίονται νεφροῖσ πῖαρ ἔπεστιν ὅσον, ψευδόμενοι ῥινῶν ὀξὺν στίβον. (Unknown, Greek Anthology, Volume III, book 9, chapter 5161)
  • αἰεὶ ληισταὶ καὶ ἁλιφθόροι, οὐδὲ δίκαιοι Κρῆτεσ· (Unknown, Greek Anthology, Volume II, book 7, chapter 6541)
  • Ἴβυκε, ληισταί σε κατέκτανον ἔκ ποτε νηὸσ· (Unknown, Greek Anthology, Volume II, book 7, chapter 7451)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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