from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a building or covered portico frequented by the people for conversation or the hearing of news.


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  • Fr. _lesche_, a long slice or shiue of bread, &c. Cot.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • (τρέφειν), but he took and carried it to a place called ‘lesche,’ where the _elders of his tribesmen_ were sitting, who, if they found the child pretty well grown and healthy, ordered its maintenance (τρέφειν), allotting to it one of the 9,000 kleroi

    On The Structure of Greek Tribal Society: An Essay


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