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Prayer to the gods: P. and V. εὐχή, ἡ, Ar. and V. εὔγματα, τά, V. κατεύγματα, τά, ἀρά, ἡ (Eur., Phoen. 1364; Or. 1241). Entreaty (generally): P. and V. προστροπή, ἡ. or pl. (rare P.), ἱκεσία, ἡ, V. λιταί, αἱ, P. δέησις, ἡ, ἀντιβολία, ἡ, ἀντιβόλησις, ἡ, ἱκετεία, ἡ. Goddess to whom the suffering offer prayer: V. τοῖσι δυστυχοῦσιν εὐκταία θεός (Eur., Or. 214).