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Headword: Οἶκτος
Adler number: omicroniota,88
Translated headword: pity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] compassion.[1]
"Pity seized the Nymphs, who keep the watery house of their eddying father Eumethus on the side of thundering Aetna."[2]
Greek Original:
Οἶκτος: ἔλεος. οἶκτος δὲ Νύμφας εἷλεν, αἵ τ' ἐρινόμου Αἴτνης παρωρείῃσιν Εὐμέθου πατρὸς ἔχουσι δινήεντος ὑγρὸν οἰκίον.
cf. generally omicroniota 86, omicroniota 87, omicroniota 89, omicroniota 90.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 24.438, where the headword occurs.
[2] An approximation of Greek Anthology 6.203.5-7, which reads "thundering" [eribromou] for the Suda's erinomou and "of... Symaethus" [Sumaithou] for the Suda's "of... Eumethus" [Eumethou].
Keywords: definition; epic; ethics; geography; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2004@14:58:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 June 2004@04:03:05.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:43:35.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:44:56.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:45:59.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@08:54:45.


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