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Headword: Ὀϊζυρήν
Adler number: omicron,92
Translated headword: woeful
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] wretched, difficult.[1] In the Epigrams: "he found wealth for his children, warding off woeful poverty."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀϊζυρήν: ταλαίπωρον, χαλεπήν. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: εὕρετο παισὶν ὄλβον ὀϊζυρὴν ὠσάμενος πενίην.
The headword is an adjective, mainly poetic, derived from ὀϊζύς (omicron 93); cf. also omicron 91. The headword is its feminine accusative singular, quoted from somewhere; see further, next note.
[1] Feminine accusative singulars, the headword one possibly extracted from the epigram quoted (see next note), though more probably from Oppian, Halieutica 1.707; see the scholia there. (For another instance see Herodotus 9.82.3.)
[2] Greek Anthology 6.117.1-2.
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 May 2002@21:12:22.
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