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ἄβᾰτος, ον, also η, ον Pi.N.3.21:—
untrodden, ἐρημία A.Pr. 2 codd.; impassable, of mountains, Hdt.4.25, 7.176, S.OT719, etc.: ἀβάτου τῆς Ἑλλάδος οὔσης διὰ τὸν πόλεμον Isoc.3.33; of a river, not fordable, X.An.5.6.9; ἅλς Pi. l.c.; ὕλη Str.5.4.5; εἶναι εἰς ἄβατον to be made desolate, LXX Je.29.17, al.: metaph., inaccessible, τὸ πόρσω σοφοῖς ἄ. κἀσόφοις Pi.O.3.44; οἰκίαι ἄ. τοῖς ἔχουσι μηδὲ ἕν Aristopho 3; ἀ. ποιεῖν τὰς τραπέζας Anaxipp.3; [τὸ ἀγαθὸν] ἐν ἀβάτοις ὑπεριδρυμένον Procl. in Alc.p.319C.

2. of holy places, not to be trodden, S.OC167,675; ἕρπει πλοῦτος ..ἐς τἄβατα καὶ πρὸς βέβηλα Id.Fr.88.7, cf. Porph.Abst. 4.11; ἄ. ἱερόν Pl.La.183b; ἀβατώτατος ὁ τόπος (sc. οἱ τάφοι) Arist. Pr.924a5: metaph., pure, chaste, ψυχή Pl.Phdr.245a.

b. as Subst., ἄβατον, τό, adytum, Theopomp.Hist.313, IG4.952 (Epidaur.), etc.; = bidental, Διὸς καταιβάτου ἄ. ib.2.1659b.

3. metaph., φύσις ἄ. οἴκτῳ Ph.2.53.

4. of a horse, not ridden, Luc.Zeux.6; of female animals, Id.Lex.19.

5. ἄβατον, τό, a plant eaten pickled, Gal.6.623.

II. Act., ἄ. πόνος a plague that hinders walking, i.e. gout, Luc.Ocyp.36; ὑποδήματα Phot., Suid. S1.v. ἀναξυρίδας.