populi, Thessaliae. Steph. Sic Athenis Θῆται dicti sunt, ἀπὸ τῆς πενίας, a pauper tate quod servorum aut servis conveniens nomen. Apud Thessalos, Πενέςτας appellatos esse, non qui genere, sed fortunâ, servi essent, quorumque media inter servas et liberos conditio, ait Connanus, apud Io. Calvin. Lexic. Iurid. Vide quoque retro Patronus.

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