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pity

Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho

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subs.

P. and V. ἔλεος, ὁ, οἶκτος, ὁ (Thuc. 7, 77, but rare P.); see also mercy.

appeal to pity: P. and V. οἶκτος, ὁ, P. οἰκτιρμός, ὁ.

it would be a pity: P. δεινὸν ἂν εἴη.

v. trans.

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

pity in turn: P. ἀντοικτίζειν (Thuc.), V. ἀντοικτείρειν.