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Headword: Ὀναίατο
Adler number: omicron,329
Translated headword: they might benefit [from]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they might enjoy.[1] Sophocles [writes]: "may they never benefit from beauty" -- that is, pleasure, fame -- "having accomplished such deeds" -- that is, having killed my father.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀναίατο: ἀπολαύσειαν. Σοφοκλῆς: μηδέποτ' ἀγλαί̈ας ὀναίατο: τουτέστιν ἡδονῆς, δόξης: τοιάδ' ἀνύσαντες ἔργα. ἤτοι τὸν ἐμὸν πατέρα ἀνελόντες.
cf. omicron 328 and the other cross-references there.
[1] The headword, extracted from the quotation, is aorist middle optative of ὀνίνημι , third person plural; an older form than that at omicron 331.
[2] Sophocles, Electra 211-12 (web address 1), with scholia.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 July 2006@18:36:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 July 2006@05:57:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 June 2013@09:06:46.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 30 June 2013@19:56:30.


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