Ἀγνίτας ή Ἁγνίτας; → Ἀγνίτας (= Ἀγνίτης)

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Ἀγνίτας or Ἁγνίτας; (rough or smooth breathing?)
Ἀγνίτας (=ἐπώνυμο τοῦ Ἀσκληπιοῦ)

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Ἁγνίτας -α, ὁ Dor. Hagnitas, epith. of Asklepios. Paus. 3.14.7. ἁγνῑ́της -ου, ὁ [ἁγνός] a purifier Lyc. 135 Poll. 1.24 b one who requires purification AG. Bek.
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ὁ Ἁγνίτας: Doric for ὁ Ἁγνίτης, "the Purifier," epithet of Asclepius at Sparta (Pausanias 3.14.7).  Rough breathing.
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Oops!  It's smooth breathing, after all!  Pausanias says Ἀσκληπιοῦ δέ ἐστιν ἐπίκλησις
ὁ Ἀγνίτας, ὅτι ἦν ἄγνου τῷ θεῷ ξόανον· ἡ δὲ ἄγνος λύγος καὶ αὐτὴ κατὰ ταὐτά ἐστι τῇ ῥάμνῳ.  In other words, Asclepius is called Agnitas because his wooden image is carved from the "chaste-tree" (ἄγνος λύγος, cf. LSJ).
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