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Headword: Ἰώ
Adler number: iota,454
Translated headword: io
Vetting Status: high
[An exclamation] expressing anger. "Io Nemesis, and deep-roaring thunders!"[1]
And elsewhere: "io, io, painful wounds!"[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰώ: σχετλιαστικόν. ἰὼ Νέμεσι, βαρύβρομοί τε βρονταί. καὶ αὖθις: ἰώ, ἰώ, τραυμάτων ἐπωδύνων.
See also iota 455, iota 456, iota 457.
[1] Euripides, Phoenician Women 182 (web address 1); cf. epsilon 1062, nu 162, upsilon 747.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 1205 (lyric, in mock-tragic style: web address 2); cf. sigma 1408.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 April 2006@11:18:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 April 2006@03:13:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 13 January 2013@07:19:53.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 15 January 2013@02:01:47.


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