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ἡσῠχ-ία, Ion. -ιη, Dor. ἁσ-(?), ἡ, rest, quiet, Od.18.22, etc.; personified in Pi.P.8.1, Ar. Av.1321 (lyr.); ἁ. φιλεῖ συμπόσιον Pi.N.9.48: c. gen. obj., ἡ. τῆς πολιορκίης rest from .., Hdt.6.135; τῆς ἡδονῆς Pl.R.583e; τοῦ λυπεῖσθαι ibid; περί τι ib.c; ἡ ἀπὸ τῆς εἰρήνης ἡ. D.5.25: in pl., αἱ ἡ. σήπουσι Pl. Tht.153c.

2. silence, stillness, E.Alc.77 (anap.); esp. of the Pythagoreans, Luc.Vit.Auct.3.

3. with Preps., δι' ἡσυχίης εἶναι keep quiet, Hdt.1.206; ἐν τῇ ἡσυχία, opp. ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ, Th.3.12; ἐν ἡ. ἔχειν τι to keep it quiet, not speak of it, Hdt.5.92.γ́; ἐν ἡ. ἔχειν σφέας αὐτούς ib.93; ἐν ἡ. διατριβειν Hdn.2.5.2; ἐφ' ἡσυχίας Ar.V.1517; μένειν ἐπὶ ἡσυχία Hdn.1.13.2; κατ' ἡσυχίην πολλήν quite at one's ease, Hdt.1.9, cf. 7.208, D.8.12; καθ' ἡσυχίαν at leisure, Ar.Lys.1224, Th. 3.48, etc.; opp. διὰ σπουδῆς, X.HG6.2.28; μετὰ ..ἡσυχίας quietly, E. Hipp.205 (anap.).

4. with Verbs,

a. ἡσυχίαν ἄγειν keep quiet, be at peace or at rest, Hdt.1.66, Pl.Ap.38a, Isoc.6.2, D.4.1, etc.; περὶ μὲν τῶν ἄλλων ἡ. ἦγον, ὑπὲρ δέ .. Isoc.10.49; κινήσεων from movements, Pl.Ti.89e; keep silent, Hdt.5.92, E.Andr.143 (lyr.), Ar. Ra.321: pl., τὰς ἡ. ἄγειν or ἔχειν, Ath.3.114a, 11.493f.

b. ἡσυχίαν ἔχειν, = ἡ. ἄγειν, but generally implying less continuance, Hdt.2.45, 7.150, X.Cyr.1.4.18, HG3.2.27; ἡ. ἔχειν πρός τινα Lys.28.7; keep silent, τὰ δεινὰ ἡ. ἑκτέον about them, D.58.60.

II. solitude, a sequestered place, h.Merc.356, X.Mem.2.1.21.