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lament

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)

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v. trans. and absol.

P. and V. ὀδύρεσθαι, ἀποδύρεσθαι, πενθεῖν, θρηνεῖν, ἀποκλάειν (or mid.). στένειν (rare P. but used Dem. 300 and 308), στενάζειν (Dem. 835 but rare P.), δακρύειν, κλάειν (or mid. in V.), P. ὀλοφύρεσθαι, ἀπολοφύρεσθαι, ἀνολοφυρεσθαι, Ar. and V. οἰμώζειν, ἀποιμώζειν, κωκύειν, γοᾶσθαι, V. ἀναστένειν, καταστένειν, ἀνακωκύειν (absol.), δύρεσθαι, θρηνῳδεῖν, ἀνολολύζειν, κατοιμώζειν, ἐξοιμώζειν (absol.); see wail.

beat the breast: P. and V. κόπτεσθαι, V. ἀποκόπτεσθαι.

be vexed at: Ar. and P. ἀγανακτεῖν (dat.), χαλεπαίνειν (dat.), P. δυσχεραίνειν, (dat.), V. δυσφορεῖν (dat.), πικρῶς φέρειν (acc.).

lament over: V. ἐπιστένειν (dat.), ἐπιστενάζειν (dat.), ἐποιμώζειν (dat.), ἐπικωκύειν (acc.).

lament with: V. συστενάζειν (dat.).

subs.

See lamentation.