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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
Full diacritics: ὀπηδός Medium diacritics: ὀπηδός Low diacritics: οπηδός Capitals: ΟΠΗΔΟΣ
Transliteration A: opēdós Transliteration B: opēdos Transliteration C: opidos Beta Code: o)phdo/s

English (LSJ)

ὁ, Dor. ὀπᾱδός, which is also the usual form in Trag. and Prose (v. infr.) (neither form occurs in Hom., though ὀπηδός may be inferred from ὀπηδέω),

   A attendant (cf. the Homeric ὀπάων), S.Tr. 1264 (anap.), E.Alc.136 ; of body-guards, A.Supp.985 : c. gen., Πάν, Ματρὸς μεγάλας ὀπαδέ Pi.Fr.95 ; ἀοιδὰ στεφάνων ἀρετᾶν τε . . ὀ. Id.N. 3.8 ; τέκνων ὀ., of a παιδαγωγός, E.Med.53 ; πυκνοστίκτων ὀ. ἐλάφων pursuing them, of Artemis, S.OC1093 (lyr.) ; ἀστέρες . . νυκτὸς ὀ. Theoc.2.166 ; τὴν Ἑκάτην ὀπαδὸν Ἀρτέμιδος εἶναι Phld.Piet.91, cf. 33.    II as Adj., c. dat., following, accompanying, attending, ἐγὼ Μούσῃσιν ὀπηδός h.Merc.450 ; πτεροῖς ὀπαδοῖς ὕπνου κελεύθοις following the ways of sleep (ὀπαδοῦσ' following on wing the ways of sleep, cj. Dobree), A.Ag.426 (lyr.); σταγόνα σπονδῖτιν, θυέεσσιν ὀπηδόν AP 6.190 (Gaet.).—Poet. word, used by Pl.Phdr.252c, Phlb.63e, and in late Prose, Phld. (v. supr.), Plu.Alc.23, Jul.Or.4.157a (ὀπηδός Ant. Lib.7.7).

German (Pape)

[Seite 356] ὁ, ion. u. ep. = ὀπαδός, Hom., s. oben.

French (Bailly abrégé)

ion. c. ὀπαδός.

Greek Monolingual

ὀπηδός, ὁ (Α)
(δωρ. τ.) βλ. οπαδός.


Grammatical information: m.
Meaning: attendant (h. Merc. 450, late prose).
Other forms: Dor. (also trag. a.o.) ὀπαδός
Derivatives: ὀπηδέω, ὀπαδέω to attend, to go with (Il., -εύω A. R.) with ὀπάδησις f. attendance (Criton ap. Stob.), ὀπηδητήρ σύνοδος, ἀκόλουθος H.
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]X [probably]
Etymology: As ὀπηδός can hardly be separated from the synonymous ὀπάων, one thinks of an anlysis ὀπη-δός (ὀπ-ηδός?); such a formation, esp. of a nom. agentis, is however unknown (but several in -ηδών). Against direct connection with ὀπάζω (ὀπαδός backformation?; suggestion of Kronasser in Haas Μνήμης χάριν 1, 132) speaks the diff. quantity of the vowel; not better Prellwitz Glotta 19, 98 after Bezzenberger BB 24, 321: *ὀπαδ old abl. of *ὀπά f. followers, suite. -- Perhaps with Sapir Lang. 10, 274ff. a.o. from Hitt. ḫapatiš obedient, subject, servant, s. Schwyzer 508 n. 6, Neumann Heth. u. luw. Sprachgut 19. This would mean a loan from a foreign language; so it could as well be Pre-Greek. - On ὀπάων, ὀπαδός in trag. Björck Alpha impurum 109 f. Older attempts in Bq.