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λῃστ-ής, οῦ, ὁ, Ion. ληϊστής, Dor. λᾳστής, (ληί̈ς, ληί̈ζομαι) robber, pirate, E.Alc.766, X. Cyr.2.4.23, etc.; opp. κλέπτης, Pl.R.351c; esp. by sea, buccaneer, later πειρατής, And.1.138, etc.; λῃστοῦ βίον ζῆν Pl.Grg.507e; ληϊστὴς κατεστήκεε Καρχηδονίων he began a course of piracies upon them, Hdt.6.17, cf. Th.1.5, 8, 6.4; οἱ λ. αὑτοὺς ποριστὰς καλοῦσιν Arist.Rh.1405a25; of irregular troops, IG12(2).526 (Eresos).

II. metaph., λ. ἐναργὴς τῆς ἐμῆς τυραννίδος S.OT535; Κύπριδος Lyc. 1143; λῃστὰ λογισμοῦ, of love, APl.4.198 (Maec.).