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ὑποθήκ-η, ἡ, (ὑποτίθημι) suggestion, counsel, warning, Hdt.1.156,206, al.; ποιέειν τὰς Κροίσου ὑποθήκας ib.211; ὑποθήκαις διακονεῖν Antipho 1.17; κατὰ τὴν Βίαντος ὑ. Arist.Rh.1389b23, cf. 1368a2 (pl.); applied to didactic poems, such as Hesiod's, Isoc.2.3,43, Phld.Po.5.27, Hierocl. in CA Praef.p.417M.; instructions, Cic.Att.2.17.3; ὑ. ἄνευ νόμων Ruf. ap.Orib.inc.20.19; οὐ κατ' ἰατρικάς ἐστιν ὑ. is not a matter for medical advice, Sor.1.126; ὑποθήκας διδόναι Gal.6.307; ποιήσασθαι ib.405.

II. pledge, deposit, mortgage, D.34.50, Arist.Oec.1348b21, Supp.Epigr.1.366.39 (Samos, iii B. C.), PCair.Zen.504.4 (iii B. C.), PEnteux.15.4 (iii B. C.), etc.; συγγραφὴ -θήκης PRein.18.11 (ii B. C.); ἐπὶ ὑποθήκαις upon securities given, SIG742.39, cf. 51 (Ephesus, i B. C.), al.; ὑ. ἔγγαιοι mortgages on land, Test.Epict.5.6; also ἐν ὑποθήκῃ on deposit, PGrenf.2.17.3 (ii B. C.).