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Headword: *)apotru/ein
Adler number: alpha,3619
Translated headword: to wear away
Vetting Status: high
Sophocles [writes]: "you should not wear away good hope, for not even Zeus, the king who governs all, gave mortals a painless lot."[1]
Greek Original:
*)apotru/ein: *sofoklh=s: ou)k a)potru/ein e)lpi/da th\n a)gaqh\n xrh=nai/ se, a)na/lghta ga\r ou)d' o( pa/nta krai/nwn basileu\s e)pe/bale qnhtoi=si *zeu/s.
The unglossed headword infinitive is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] A loose approximation of Sophocles, Trachiniae 124-128 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@13:13:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword) on 12 June 2001@04:06:57.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 8 April 2012@05:42:41.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2015@04:08:00.


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