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earth

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

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subs.

P. and V. γῆ, ἡ, Ar. and V. γαῖα, ἡ, χθών, ἡ, πέδον, τό, V. οὖδας, τό, αἶα, ἡ; see also ground. From the earth: V. γῆθεν, To the earth: V. ἔραζε (Aesch., Frag.); see under ground. Soil, subs.: P. and V. γῆ, ἡ, Ar. and V. ἄρουρα, ἡ (also Plat. but rare P.). Clay: P. and V. πηλός, ὁ. Potter's earth: P. κεραμός, ὁ, P. and V. πηλός, ὁ. The inhabited world: P. ἡ οἰκουμένη; see world. On earth, in this world, adv.: P. and V. ἄνω, V. ἄνωθεν; see under world. Where on earth are they? V. οἱ δʼ εἰσὶ ποῦ γῆς; (Soph., O.R. 108). Planted in the earth, adj.: P. ἔγγειος (Plat.). Treading the earth: V. χθονοστιβής, πεδοστιβής. Made of earth: see earthen.