ἀτελεύτητος not brought to an end: Hom. Il. 4.175 “ἀτελευτήτῳ ἐπὶ ἔργῳ.” Plut. Mor. 114f “τὸ γὰρ δὴ ἀτελεύτητον νομίζειν τὸ πένθος ἀνοίας ἐστὶν ἐσχάτης.” Here, a man “with whom one cannot make an end,” —who cannot be brought to the desired issue. In freely rendering, “Wilt thou never make an end?” we remember, of course, that the adj. could not literally mean “not finishing.” Possibly it is borrowed from the colloquial vocabulary of the day: the tone is like that of the Latin odiosus.
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