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Headword: Dêïa
Adler number: delta,380
Translated headword: ruined
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she] having been defeated in war, having been immolated; or ruined [meaning] having suffered. In common dialect [it means] "warlike", [but] in Attic "wretched". Sophocles [writes]: "o ruined Tecmessa, ill-fated race."
Greek Original:
Dêïa: katapepolemêmenê, katakekaumenê: ê dêïa, peponthuia. koinôs polemia, Attikôs dustêne. Sophoklês: ô dêïa Tekmêssa, dusmoron genos.
Feminine vocative singular from Sophocles, Ajax 784 (dai/a there: web address 1 below), with a version of a scholion thereto.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 September 2002@02:28:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords) on 23 December 2002@10:44:22.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 June 2012@09:17:21.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2015@03:13:20.


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