previous next
δύστηνος , Dor. δύστα_νος , ον,
A.wretched, unhappy, unfortunate, disastrous, poet. Adj.:
1. mostly of persons, as always in Hom. and mostly Trag., A.Pers.909 (anap.), etc.; δυστήνων δέ τε παῖδες ἐμῷ μένει ἀντιόωσιν unhappy are they whose sons . . , Il.6.127.
2. of sufferings and the like , “μόχθος δ.Pi.P.4.268; “θέροςA.Ag.1655; “αἰκίαιS.El.511 (lyr.); “ὄνειδοςId.Aj.1191 (lyr.); “ὄνειροςAr.Ra.1333 (lyr.); “πάθοςD.H.6.20. Adv., Sup. “δυστανοτάτως γηράσκωE.Supp. 967 (lyr.).
II. after Hom., in moral sense, wretched, S.El.121 (Sup., lyr.), Ph.1016; “λόγοιE.HF1346.—Rare in Prose, though D. 19.255 has δ. λογάρια, in latter sense: Sup. (v. supr. 1); no Comp. is found. (Cf. ἄστηνος.)
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (12 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1655
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 909
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 1333
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 255
    • Euripides, Heracles, 1346
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 967
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.127
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1191
    • Sophocles, Electra, 121
    • Sophocles, Electra, 511
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1016
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 6.20
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: