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Headword: Ὄτλος
Adler number: omicron,746
Translated headword: distress, endurance
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] suffering harm.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ὀτλεύω ["I endure"], I suffer harm.[2]
"Alas, [he] cried, what a burden you endure!"[3]
Greek Original:
Ὄτλος: ἡ κακοπάθεια. καὶ Ὀτλεύω, τὸ κακοπαθῶ. τάλας, ἐφώνει, μόχθον οἷον ὀτλεύεις.
The headword noun is largely confined to lexica and grammars, with the notable exceptions of Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes 18, and (possibly) Sophocles, Trachiniae 7.
[1] Likewise or similarly glossed in other lexica; and cf. generally omicron 745.
[2] cf. Hesychius omicron1496 s.v. ὀτλεύει .
[3] Babrius 37.3: a young steer to the old bull pulling a plow. (The steer does not realize that he himself is destined for sacrifice.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 June 2010@02:13:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 June 2010@03:33:47.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 3) on 13 June 2010@00:59:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 30 July 2013@06:50:19.


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