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totter

Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος -> Man is a dream of a shadow
Pindar, Pythian 8.95f.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. intrans.

P. and V. σείεσθαι.

Stagger: Ar. and P. ἰλιγγιᾶν, σφάλλεσθαι (Xen.).

Swoon: P. λιποψυχεῖν, V. προλείπειν.

Reel before an attack: P. κλίνεσθαι; see reel.

Tremble: P. and V. τρέμειν.

Be in distress: P. and V. κάμνειν, πονεῖν; see labour.

The house long left in decay totters to its fall: V. χρόνῳ δʼ ἀργῆσαν ἤμυσε στέγος (Soph., Frag.).