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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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subs.

P. and V. σκιά, ἡ.

Met., of one reduced to a shadow: V. σκιά, ἡ, εἴδωλον, τό.

We old men are nought but sound and shape and creep about like shadows of a dream: V. γέροντες οὐδέν ἐσμεν ἄλλο πλὴν ψόφος καὶ σχῆμʼ· ὀνείρων δʼ ἕρπομεν μιμήματα (Eur., Frag.).

Jot, tittle: see jot. Fight with shadows, v.: P. σκιαμαχεῖν.