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κωκ-ύω [v. fin.], fut. -ύσω A.Ag.1313, -ύσομαι Ar.Lys. 1222: aor.
A.ἐκώκυ_σαS.Ant.28; Ep. “κώκυσαIl.18.37:—Med., AP7.412 (Alc. Mess.):—shriek, wail, in Ep. and Trag. always of women, Il.18.37, Od.2.361, etc.; “κλαῖον καὶ ἐκώκυ^ον19.541: freq. with Adv., “λίγ᾽ ὲκώκυ^εIl.19.284, cf. Od.4.259, etc.; ὀξὺ δὲ κωκύσασα (opp. βαρὺ στενάχων, of the man) Il.18.71; “κώκυ_σεν δὲ μάλα μέγα22.407: also in late Prose, Plu.2.357c, etc.; even of men, Luc.DMort.21.1, Longus 2.21; and so Ar., as an execration, “μακρὰ κωκύειν κελεύω σεRa.34; “οἰμώζοι γ᾽ ἂν καὶ κωκύοιEc.648.
2. c. acc., lament or shriek over one dead, also prop. of women, “κώκυσ᾽ ἐν λεχέεσσιν ἑὸν πόσινOd.24.295; “ἐμὴν μοῖραν κ.A.Ag.1313, cf. S.Ant.28, al.: Com., of men, “κωκύσεσθε τὰς τρίχας μακράAr.Lys.1222: also in late Prose, as Porph.Abst.4.9, etc. (Cf. Skt. káuti 'cry' (intens. kokūyatē), Lith. kaũkli 'shriek', etc.) [υ^ in Hom. before a vowel, υ_ before a conson. (v. supr.): later υ_ sts. before a vowel, “κωκυ?οιAr.Ec.l.c., κωκυ_ουσα Bion 1.23, Q.S.3.779, κωκυ?εσκε ib.460.]
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