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Ὦ ξεῖν’, ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε κείμεθα τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι. -> Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
Simonides of Kea
Full diacritics: ὠαιαί Medium diacritics: ὠαιαί Low diacritics: ωαιαί Capitals: ΩΑΙΑΙ
Transliteration A: ōaiaí Transliteration B: ōaiai Transliteration C: oaiai Beta Code: w)aiai/

English (LSJ)

exclam. of pain, A.D.Adv.127.31; also ᾤαι Aeol. for ὠαιαί ib.128.2, cf. Theoc.30.1, Lex.Mess.p.412 (σὺν τῷ ῑ).

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ὠαιαί: ὡς τὸ ὠοιοί, ἐπιφώνημα ἄλγους, Α. Β. 538.

French (Bailly abrégé)

cri de douleur : hélas !.