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ὀλοφύρ-ομαι [υ_], used mostly in pres. : but fut.
A.ὀλοφυροῦνταιLys. 29.4 codd. (-ονται edd.) : aor. “ὠλοφυράμηνId.2.37 ; Ep. (without augm.) ὀλοφύραο, ὀλοφύρατο, Od.11.418, Il.8.245 :—Pass., aor. part. ὀλοφυρθείς in same signf., Th.6.78 :—an Aeol. form ὀλοφύρρω cited by Hdn.Gr.2.949.
I. intr., lament, wail, moan, freq. in pres. part., Il.5.871, al. : with an Adv., “πόλλ᾽ ὀλοφυρόμενοι24.328 ; “οἴκτρ᾽ ὀλοφυρομένουςOd.10.409 ; “αἴν᾽ .22.447, cf. Hdt.2.141, Democr.107a ; “. κακοῖςTh.6.78 : abs., Pl.R.329a.
2. lament or mourn for the ills of others : hence, feel pity,ὀλοφύρεται ἦτορIl.16.450 ; “. θυμῷOd.11.418 : c. gen., have pity upon one, “ΔαναῶνIl.8.33, 202 ; “ὀλοφύρεται ἦτορ Ἕκτορος22.169.
3. beg with tears and lamentations,καί μοι δὸς τὴν χεῖρ᾽, ὀλοφύρομαι23.75.
4. c. inf., πῶς ὀλοφύρεαι ἄλκιμος εἶναι; how is it thou lamentest that thou must be brave? Od.22.232 : c. part., “. τριηραρχοῦντεςLys.29.4.
II. c. acc., lament over, bewail, Od.19.522, S.El.148 (lyr.), E.Rh.896 (lyr.), Th.2.44 ; “σφᾶς αὺτούςLys.2.37 ; τὸν μὲν γενόμενον ὀλοφύρονται, ὅσα μιν δεῖ . . ἀναπλῆσαι κακά for all the miseries which he must go through, Hdt. 5.4.
2. pity, τινα Il.8.245, Od.4.364, 10.157.—Ep. Verb, rare in Trag., sts. in Att. Prose, cf. ὀλοφυρμός, ὀλόφυρσις.
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