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Headword: Ὄτλος
Adler number: omicron,746
Translated headword: distress, endurance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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