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Headword: *pa/qai
Adler number: pi,21
Translated headword: sufferings
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] misfortunes.[1] Oedipus [says]: "for my sufferings and the long time which is with me teaches me to be content, and, third, my nobility." The great length of time made him be content with his misfortunes and the multitude of his troubles and the excellence of his manliness.[2]
Greek Original:
*pa/qai: ai( sumforai/. *oi)di/pous: ste/rgein ga\r ai( pa/qai me xw) xro/nos cunw\n makro\s dida/skei kai\ to\ gennai=on tri/ton. ste/rgein ta\ dustuxh/mata o( polu\s e)poi/hse xro/nos kai\ to\ tw=n sumforw=n plh=qos kai\ to\ th=s a)ndrei/as pleone/kthma.
The headword, a nominative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] cf. pi 20, pi 22, pi 23.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 7-8 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 March 2010@12:08:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 March 2010@04:17:47.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 30 March 2010@13:01:41.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 26 August 2011@04:51:03.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2013@08:48:59.


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