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ὑπηρέτ-ης, ου, ὁ, (ἐρέτης) Dor. ὑπηρέτας IG42(1).122.40,112 (Epid., iv B. C.), SIG1000.31 (Cos, i B. C.):—
rower, τοὶ ὑ. τᾶν μακρᾶν ναῶν SIG l. c. (dub. sens.).

II. underling, servant, attendant, Hdt.3.63, 5.111; δοῦλοι καὶ πάντες ὑ. Pl.Plt.289c; ὑ. [τῆς πόλεως], opp. ἄρχων, Id.R.552b; ἡ πόλις εἰς ὑπηρέτου σχῆμα ..προελήλυθεν D.23.210; τῶν ἰατρῶν, τῶν δικαστῶν ὑ., Pl.Lg.720a, 873b; used in Trag. and Att. to express all kinds of subordinate relations, as Hermes is ὑ. θεῶν, A.Pr.954, cf. 983; the Delphians are Φοίβου ὑπηρέται, S.OT712; Neoptolemus is ὑ. to Odysseus, Id.Ph.53; the αὐλός is ὑ. to the Chorus, Pratin.Lyr.1.7: sts. c. dat., τῷ θεῷ ὑ. Pl.Lg.773e; τοῖς νόμοις ib.715c, Arist.Pol. 1287a21; also οἱ περὶ τυράννους καὶ πόλεις ὑ. E.Tr.426; opp. οἰκέτης, X.Mem.2.10.3: c. gen. objecti, ὑ. παντὸς ἔργου a helper in every work, Id.An.1.9.18.

2. at Athens,

a. the servant who attended each man-at-arms (ὁπλίτης) to carry his baggage, rations, and shield, Th.3.17; sts. light-armed as slingers or bowmen, Ar.Av. 1186.

b. ὁ τῶν ἕνδεκα ὑ. the assistant of the Eleven, employed in executions of state-criminals, Pl.Phd.116b, cf. X.HG2.3.54, 2.4.8.

c. a petty officer of the Council, IG12.879 (pl.), Hesperia 3.63 (iv B. C.).

3. pl., staff-officers in immediate attendance on the general, aides-de-camp, adjutants, X.Cyr.2.4.4, 6.2.13, etc.: sg., D. 50.31; also, officer attached to τάξις, σύνταγμα, or ἑκατονταρχία, Ascl. Tact.2.9, 6.3, Ael.Tact.9.4, 16.2, Arr.Tact.10.4,14.4.

4. servitor in the cult of Mithras, Rev.Hist.Rel.109.64 (Rome).