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τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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subs.

P. and V. ἀσθένεια, ἡ (rare V.), P. ἀρρωστία, ἡ.

Powerlessness: P. ἀδυνασία, ἡ.

Want of energy: P. μαλακία, ἡ.

Worthlessness: P. and V. φαυλότης, ἡ.

Defect: P. and V. ἁμαρτία, ἡ; see defect.

This is a source of weakness to most states: V. ἐν τῷδε γὰρ κάμνουσιν αἱ πολλαὶ πόλεις (Eur., Hec. 306).