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Headword: Οἰμωγή
Adler number: omicroniota,98
Translated headword: wailing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning sc. the sound of] groaning.[1] Also [sc. attested is] οἰμώζει ["he/she/it wails"], [meaning] groans.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] οἰμώχεται ["he/she/it will wail"], [meaning] deserves to be punished.[3]
Greek Original:
Οἰμωγή: στεναγμός. καὶ Οἰμώζει, στενάζει. καὶ Οἰμώξεται, τιμωρηθῆναι ὀφείλει.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron111), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 4.450, where the headword noun oocurs.
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius omicron112 Theodoridis. For this verb see also omicroniota 99.
[3] Perhaps (as Adler suggests) from the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 706, where οἰμώξεται appears. See web address 1 below for the text.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; epic; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 26 May 2004@10:54:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 26 May 2004@11:27:11.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added missing note number; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 27 May 2004@03:06:56.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 7 August 2013@05:15:12.


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