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ἀποικ-ία, Ion. -ιη, ἡ, (ἄποικος) settlement far from home, colony, Pi.O.1.24, S.Fr.373.6, Hdt.1.146, IG1.31, etc.; correlative to μητρόπολις, Th.1.34; εἰς ἀ. στέλλειν, ἄγειν, send, lead to form a settlement, Hdt.4.147, 5.124; ἀ. κτίσαι A.Pr.814; ἀ. ἐκπέμπειν Th.1.12; ἀ. κηρύσσειν ἐς τόπον ib. 27; ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι Pl.Lg.702c; στέλλειν(of the οἰκιστής) Str.8.6.22; ἀποστέλλειν (of the μητρόπολις) Aeschin.2.176; ἡ κώμη ἀ. οἰκίας is an offshoot from .., Arist.Pol.1252b17.

2. migration, Ph.2.410.

II. charter granted to a colony, Hyp.Fr. 73.