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φεῦ , exclamation of grief or anger,
A.alas! freq. in Trag.; “φ. τάλαςS.Aj.983, etc.: freq. c. gen., φ. τοῦ ὄρνιθος . . A.Th.597, cf. S.El.920, 1183; φ. τῆς βροτείας [φρενός] E.Hipp.936: joined with other exclam., “οἰοῖ δᾶ φ.A.Eu.841 (lyr.); παπαῖ φ. or φ. π., S.Ph.785,792; “φ. ἙλλάςX.Ages.7.5, cf. Cyr.7.3.8.
II. of astonishment or admiration, ah! oh! E.Heracl.552, El.262, Ph.1740 (lyr.), Pl.Phdr. 273c, etc., cf. Sch.Ar.Av.162; doubled, “φ. φ.E.Heracl.535, Ar. l.c., Theoc.5.86: c. gen., “φ. φ. τῆς ὥρας, τοῦ κάλλουςAr.Av.1724 (lyr.); φ. τοῦ ἀνδρός oh, what a man! X.Cyr.3.1.39 (where, however, there is also a sense of grief): also φ. τὸ καὶ λαβεῖν πρόσφθεγμα τοιοῦδ᾽ ἀνδρός oh, but to get speech of such a man! S.Ph.234; folld. by a relat., “φεῦ, ὅσῳ λέγεις κτλ.Pl.Phdr.263d; “φ. ὡς εὖ λέγειςId.Hp. Ma.287b.—φεῦ in Trag. and Com. Poets sts. stands extra versum, A.Ag.1307, Ch.194, Ar.Nu.41, etc.; when it forms part of the verse, it is usu. at the beginning, but not so in S.Ph.234, 1302.
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