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Headword: *)/wfelen
Adler number: omega,268
Translated headword: ought
Vetting Status: high
[Third person singular of a verb] expressive of a wish. Also occurring is I/they ought.
See under omicron.[1]
"The man who showed hateful civil war to the Greeks ought first to have plunged into the vastness of heaven or universal hell". That is, the man who was the first to introduce weapons of war to the Greeks ought first to have disappeared.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/wfelen: eu)ktiko/n. e)/sti de\ kai\ w)/felon. zh/tei e)n tw=| o mi/krw|. w)/fele pro/teron ai)qe/ra du=nai me/gan h)\ to\n polu/koinon a(/|dhn kei=nos a)nh/r, o(\s stugero\n e)/deicen o(/plwn *(/ellhsi koino\n *)/arh. toute/stin w)/fele pro/teron a)fanh\s gene/sqai e)kei=nos o( a)nh/r, o( prw=tos ei)senegkw\n ei)s *(/ellhnas polemisth/ria o(/pla.
[1] omicron 994. (See also omega 273.)
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 1192-6 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 September 2005@03:40:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 6 September 2005@15:53:17.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 7 September 2005@02:58:53.
David Whitehead on 4 November 2013@05:29:57.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 4 June 2014@22:29:48.


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