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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

English (Autenrieth)

loud, far-reaching call, cry; ὥς τε με κουράων ἀμφήλυθε θῆλυς ἀῦτή (the outcry of the maidens, when the ball with which they were playing fell into the river, had awakened Odysseus), Od. 6.122; esp. the battle-cry, and so, suggestively, for battle itself, δεινῆς ἀκόρητοι ἀῦτῆς, Il. 13.621; μεμαυἶ ἔριδος καὶ ἀῦτῆς, Il. 5.732; ὀψείοντες ἀῦτῆς καὶ πολέμοιο, Il. 14.37.