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βόσκ-ημα, ατος, τό, that which is fed or fatted: in pl., fatted beasts, cattle, S.Tr.762, E.Ba.677, X.HG4.6.6; of sheep, E.Alc.576 (lyr.), El.494; ἐμῆς χερὸς β., of horses, Id.Hipp.1356 (lyr.); of dogs, X.Cyr.8.1.9; ζῆν ἀπὸ βοσκημάτων Arist.Pol.1319a20: dual, of a couple of pigs, Ar.Ach.811: sg., of a single beast, ἄκανθα ποντίου β. A.Fr.275.3; ἐν τρόπῳ βοσκήματος πιαινόμενον ζῆν Pl.Lg.807a; opp. θηρίον, Arist.MM1204a38, Str.16.4.16.

II. food, β. πηυονῆς A.Supp.620, cf. S.El.364, Ar.Ra.892; ἀναίματον β. δαιμόνων prey drained of blood by the Erinyes, A.Eu.302.