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Headword: Têtasthai
Adler number: tau,541
Translated headword: to be in want
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be deprived.[1]
Sophocles [writes]: "having heard such evil things and been insulted, I sail for home, deprived of my own by that most evil man from an evil family, Odysseus."[2] And elsewhere: "being deprived of whom, you [my daughters] will pass the rest of your life."[3]
Greek Original:
Têtasthai: steriskesthai. Sophoklês: toiaut' akousas kaxoneidistheis kaka pleô pros oikous, tôn emôn têtômenos pros tou kakistou kak kakôn Odusseôs. kai authis: hou têtômenai, toloipon êdê tou biou diaxete.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius tau268 Theodoridis. The headword is present infinitive of thta/omai. It might be generic, or else, given the rest of the entry, quoted from Sophocles, Electra 265.
[2] Sophocles, Philoctetes 382-4 (with the present participle of this verb; cf. the following quotation, and also tau 544).
[3] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1618-19.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 March 2014@01:09:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; more keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 3 March 2014@03:22:41.


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