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ἰαί

Οὔτοι συνέχθειν, ἀλλὰ συμφιλεῖν ἔφυν -> I was not born to hate, but to love.
Sophocles, Antigone 523
Full diacritics: ἰαί Medium diacritics: ἰαί Low diacritics: ιαί Capitals: ΙΑΙ
Transliteration A: iaí Transliteration B: iai Transliteration C: iai Beta Code: i)ai/

English (LSJ)

   1 barbarous exclam. of sorrow, S.Fr.631.    2 of triumph, Ar.Lys.1292; ἰαὶ ἰαί Id.Ec.1180.

German (Pape)

[Seite 1231] od., wie aus Hdn. περὶ μον. λ. 27, 11 hervorzugehen scheint, richtiger ἰαῖ, – 1) Soph. frg. 54 nach Hesych. βάρβαρον θρήνημα. – 2) ein Ausruf der Freude, Ar. Lys. 1292 Eccl. 1179. Vgl. ἰή.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ἰαί: 1) βαρβαρικὸν ἐπιφώνημα λύπης, Σοφ. Ἀποσπ. 54. 2) ἐπιφώνημα θριάμβου, Ἀριστοφ. Λυσ. 1292· ἰαὶ ἰαὶ ὁ αὐτ. ἐν Ἐκκλ. 1179· πρβλ. ἰή.