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Headword: Teirei
Adler number: tau,454
Translated headword: oppresses, distresses
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] wears out.[1]
"Incessantly, Ptolemy, distressed for you your father, incessantly your mother tore her luxuriant locks."[2]
Greek Original:
Teirei: kataponei. muria toi, Ptolemaie, patêr epi, muria mêtêr teiromenê thalerous êikisato plokamous.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius (tau360), the Synagoge (tau63) and Photius' Lexicon (tau115 Theodoridis). The headword verb is quoted from Homer, either Iliad 4.315 (web address 1) or Odyssey 1.342 (web address 2); see the scholia there.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.241.1-2 (Antipater of Sidon), an elegy on a young Ptolemaic prince who died in an epidemic; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 20) and (vol. II, 54-5). Further excerpts from this epigram are at alpha 1578 (with a note on the prince's possible identity), delta 102, delta 1316, epsilon 9, theta 525, and tau 573.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; children; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; medicine; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 March 2014@01:52:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 9 March 2014@06:15:58.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 May 2016@05:32:25.
Ronald Allen (added links n.1, expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 13 October 2020@14:09:19.


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