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σχετλία, ‘over-bold.’ The word primarily means ‘enduring’ (&\sqrt;“σχε, σχεθεῖν”). Hence: (1) Of persons, (a) ‘unflinching,’ in audacity or cruelty,—the usu. Homeric sense, as Od. 9.494σχέτλιε, τίπτ᾽ ἐθέλεις ἐρεθιζέμεν ἄγριον ἄνδρα”; So Ph. 369, Ph. 930 σχέτλιε”, Eur. Alc. 741

σχετλία τόλμης”. (b) ‘Suffering,’=“τλήμων”, as Aesch. PV 644 (of Io), Eur. Hec. 783. Neither Homer nor Soph. has this use. (2) Of things, ‘cruel,’ ‘wretched,’—a use common to all the poets: so Ai. 887σχέτλια γάρ” (‘'tis cruel’), Tr. 879.

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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 644
    • Euripides, Alcestis, 741
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 783
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.494
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 887
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 369
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 930
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 879
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