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λώβ-η , ,
A.outrage, dishonour, “αἶσχος λώβη τε18.225; λώβην λωβᾶσθαι (v. λωβάομαι; τείσετε λ. ye shall pay for the outrage, Il.11.142; “ἀπὸ πᾶσαν ἐμοὶ δόμεναι . . λ.9.387; but λ. τείσασθαι exact retribution for an outrage, i.e. avenge it, 19.208, Od.20.169, S.Aj.181 (lyr.); ἐπὶ λώβᾳ for ruin or destruction, Id.Ant.792 (lyr.), cf. E.Hec.647 (lyr.); “ὡς ἐπὶ λώβᾳId.HF882 (lyr.); “λ. καὶ διαφθοράPl.Men.91c, etc.; esp. mutilation, maiming, Hdt.3.154: pl., S.Aj.1392; “λώβας λωβηθείςPl.Grg.473c.
2. of persons, a disgrace, “λώβην τ᾽ ἔμεναι καὶ ὑπόψιονIl.3.42, cf. E.El.165 (lyr.), Herod.7.95; ποιητῶν λῶβαι, of the Grammarians, AP11.322 (Antiphan.); οὐ γὰρ Ἀρκάδεσσι λώβα no insult to the Arcadians, Alc. 38.
II. a form of leprosy, Gal.14.757.
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