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compassionate

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

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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adj.

P. and V. φιλοικτίρμων (Plat.), P. ἐλεεινός, Ar. and P. ἐλεήμων.

v. trans.

P. and V. ἐλεεῖν, οἰκτείρειν, V. οἰκτίζειν (rare P.), κατοικτίζειν, ἐποικτίζειν, ἐποικτείρειν, P. κατελεεῖν, Ar. and V. κατοικτείρειν.