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Headword: *)arai=os
Adler number: alpha,3816
Translated headword: accursed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone who is] lying under a curse.
"Might I now not benefit, but perish accursed, if I have done to you anything [sc. of what you accuse me of doing]."[1] And Sophocles [writes]: "but if [you do] not, I shall await you, even accursed below, forever heavy."[2] As he is dying Heracles says this to his son.
But a)raio/s [means] weak.[3]
But a)raiw=s as an adverb ["loosely"] [means] not fitting snugly.
"I/they found the door of the tomb lying loosely [i.e. ajar]."[4]
Greek Original:
*)arai=os: a)ra=| u(pokei/menos. mh\ nu=n o)nai/mhn, a)ll' a)rai=os, ei)/ se/ ti de/drak', o)loi/mhn. kai\ *sofoklh=s: ei) de\ mh\, menw= s' e)gw\ kai\ ne/rqen a)rai=os ei)saei\ baru/s. o( *(hraklh=s fhsi teleutw=n pro\s to\n ui(o\n au)tou=. *)araio\s de\ o( a)sqenh/s. *)araiw=s de\ e)pirrhmatikw=s mh\ h(rmosme/nws. eu(=ron de\ th\n qu/ran tou= mnh/matos a)raiw=s e)pikeime/nhn.
See also alpha 3813, alpha 3817.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 644-645 (web address 1 below).
[2] Sophocles, Trachiniae 1201-1202 (web address 2).
[3] cf. alpha 3814, alpha 3836. (The headword itself is properispomenon: a)rai=os.)
[4] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 24 Habrich.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 July 2001@14:51:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 15 July 2001@05:41:27.
Joseph L. Rife (translation; notes) on 10 September 2001@15:09:52.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 18 October 2006@01:13:42.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 October 2006@03:04:04.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; cosmetics) on 11 April 2012@04:24:01.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 22 October 2015@10:15:50.


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