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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

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conjunction

P. and V. ἕως, ἐν ᾧ. Ar. and P. ἐν ὅσῳ, V. ἔστε (also Xen.).

for a while, adv.: P. and V. τέως.

for a long while: P. and V. μακρὸν χρόνος; see long.

it is worth while: P. and V. ἄξιόν ἐστι (or omit ἐστι) (with infin.).

verb transitive

while away: P. and V. τρίβειν, διάγειν; see spend.