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ὑπήκοος, ον, (ἀκοή) hearkening, ἀμφοτέροισι perh. answering with both gifts, AP9.46 (Antip. Thess.); a hearer, scholar, Poll.4.44, Iamb. VP26.121.

II. obeying, subject, c. gen., Πέρσας Μήδων ὑπηκόους ἐποίησε Hdt.1.102, cf. 4.167,7.111,149, A.Pers.234,242 (both troch.), Th.4.78,6.20, etc.; ὑ. τῶν νόμων Arist.EN1102a10.

2. c. dat., E. Heracl.287, X.Cyr.2.4.22; ἅπαντα τῷ πλουτεῖν ὑπήκοα Ar.Pl.146; γλῶττα ὑ. τῷ λογισμῷ Plu.2.90b; also ναυσὶ καὶ οὐ φόρῳ ὑ. liable to furnish ..(cf. ὑποτελής), Th.7.57; τροφὴ ὑ. τῇ πέψει easy of digestion, Plu.2.661b; ὕλη ὑ. phlegm easily brought up, Steph. in Hp.1.181 D.

III. abs. as Subst., ὑπήκοοι, οἱ, subjects, X.HG4.1.36, etc.; ἡ ὑ. (sc. χώρα) D.C.36.53; τὸ ὑ. = οἱ ὑ., τὸ ὑ. τῶν ξυμμάχων Th.6.69, cf. D.C.37.25, etc.; the subject allies of Athens were called ὑπήκοοι, opp. αὐτόνομοι, Th.7.57, cf. 6.22, 8.2.