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μητρυι-ά , Dor. ματρ- , ᾶς, Ion. μητρυιή , ῆς, , Aeol. ματροία IG 12(2).257.6 (Lesbos):—
A.stepmother, Il. 13.697, Pi.P.4.162, E.Alc.305, Pl.Lg.930b, etc.
2. metaph., from the proverbial unkindness of stepmothers, Is. 12.5; ἐδικαίευ εἶναι καὶ τῷ ἔργῳ μ., i. e. not only in name, but in reality, Hdt.4.154; ἀλλότε μητρυιὴ πέλει ἡμέρη, ἀλλότε μήτηρ, of unlucky and lucky days, Hes.Op.825; μ. νεῶν, of a dangerous coast, A.Pr.727; τρεφόμενοι οὐχ ὑπὸ μητρυιᾶς ἀλλ᾽ ὑπὸ μητρὸς τῆς χώρας (sc. τῆς Ἀττικῆς) Pl.μχ.237b, cf. Plu.2.201e. (Cf. Arm. mauru 'stepmother', OE. módrie 'mother's sister'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 727
    • Euripides, Alcestis, 305
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.154
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 825
    • Plato, Laws, 930b
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.697
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