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Orestes

Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

Ὀρέστης, -ου, ὁ, or say, son of Agamemnon.

of Orestes, adj.: Ὀρέστειος.

Tragedy of Orestes: Ὀρεστεία, ἡ.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Ŏrestes: is and ae, m., = Ὀρέστης,
I the son of Agamemnon and Clytœmnestra, who avenged his father's death by slaying his mother, and, in company with his faithful friend Pylades and his sister Iphigenia, priestess of Diana in the Tauric Chersonese, carried away the image of Diana to Italy, near Aricia, Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 30: Agamemnonius Orestes, Verg. A. 4, 471: dico vicisse Oresten, Enn. ap. Non. 306, 28 (Trag. v. 191 Vahl.): cum Pylades Orestem se esse diceret, Cic. Lael. 7, 24: clamantem nomen Orestis, Ov. H. 8, 9: quod fuit Argolico juvenis Phoceus Orestae, id. Am. 2, 6, 15 (vulg. Oresti).—Voc.: tristis Oresta, Ov. Tr. 1, 5, 22.—
   B Transf., a tragedy of Euripides, founded on the story of Orestes: cum Orestem fabulam doceret Euripides, Cic. Tusc. 4, 29, 63.—Hence,
II Orestē-us, a, um, adj., = Ὀρεστεῖος, of or belonging to Orestes, Orestean: Diana, whose image was carried away by Orestes to Aricia, Ov. M. 15, 489.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

Ŏrestēs¹¹ (æ, is et ī), m. (Ὀρέστης), Oreste [fils d’Agamemnon et de Clytemnestre, meurtrier de sa mère, ami de Pylade ; ses aventures tragiques furent mises sur la scène par Eschyle, Sophocle, Euripide] : Cic. Læl. 23 ; Fin. 2, 79 ; Virg. En. 4, 471 || tragédie d’Euripide : Cic. Tusc. 4, 63 || Orestis portus Plin. 3, 75, port d’Oreste, dans le Bruttium || -tēus, a, um, d’Oreste : Ov. M. 15, 489. voc. -tă Ov. Tr. 1, 6, 22 et -tĕ Ov. H. 8, 15 ; gén. -æ, is Ov. ; i Gell. 7, 5, 5 ; dat. -æ, i Ov. ; acc. -em, en Cic. ; abl. -e Cic. Pis. 47.

Latin > German (Georges)

Orestēs, ae u. is, m. (Ὀρέστης), Sohn des Agamemnon u. der Klytämnestra, Bruder der Iphigenia und Elektra, tötete auf des Orakels Befehl seine ehebrecherische Mutter und deren Buhlen Ägisthus, die Mörder des Agamemnon, und entführte mit Hilfe seines treuen Freundes Pylades u. seiner Schwester Iphigenia, der Dianapriesterin im taurischen Chersones, das Bildnis der Diana von dort nach Italien in die Nähe von Aricia, Nom., Cornif. rhet. 1, 25 u. 26. Cic. de fin. 2, 79. Verg. Aen. 3, 331 u. 4, 471. Hor. sat. 2, 3, 133: Genet. Orestae, Ov. trist. 1, 9, 27. Iustin. 17, 3, 7; Orestis, Ov. her. 8, 9; Oresti, Gell. 7, 5, 5: Dat. Orestae, Ov. am. 2, 6, 15 u.a. Mart. 6, 11, 3; Oresti, Ov. her. 8, 59: Akk. Orestem, Cic. Tusc. 3, 11 u.a.; Oresten, Cic. de fin. 2, 79: Vok. Orestă, Ov. trist. 1, 5, 22; Orestē, Ov. her. 8, 15: Abl. Oreste, Cic. Pis. 47. – Stoff einer Tragödie, s. Iuven. 1, 6. Donat. 375, 25 K. Pompeii comment. 162, 11 K. Consent. 345, 3 K. – Dav. Orestēus, a, um (Ορέστειος), orestëisch, dea, Diana, Ov. met. 15, 489.