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κατοικτ-είρω or κατοικτ-ίρω , irreg. aor. -οικτείρησα LXX4 Ma.8.20, 12.2: —
A.have mercy or compassion on, τινα Hdt.1.45, 4.167, al., S.OT13, E. Heracl.445, IG9(2).255 (Pharsalus); “τὸ τῆς μητρὸς γῆραςLXX4 Ma. 8.20.
II. intr., feel, show compassion, κατοικτείραντα ἐρωτᾶν ask in compassion, Arist.Rh.1393b28; -οικτῖραι ὡς βραχὺς εἴη βίος feel compassion at the thought that . . , Hdt.7.46.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 445
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.45
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.167
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.46
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 13
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