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οὖδας , τό, gen. οὔδεος, dat.
A.οὔδειIl.5.734, al. (more rarely “οὔδεϊ23.283, h.Merc.284):—poet. Noun, prop. surface of the earth, ground, ἄσπετον οὖ. Od.13.395, al.; ὑπ᾽ οὖ. under the surface, 9.135; ὀδὰξ ἕλον οὖ. bit the dust, of wounded or dying men, Il.11.749, 19.61, Od. 22.269; οὔδει ἐρείσθη he rested on the ground, Il.12.192; ἀπ᾽ οὔδεος from the ground, ib.448, Od.9.242; οὖδάσδε to the ground, to earth, Il. 17.457, Od.10.440: also in Trag., πρὸς οὖδας φορεῖσθαι, πεσεῖν, βεβλῆσθαι, S.El.752, E.Hec.405, IT49, etc.; χθονὸς οὖ. Emp.115.10; “πατρῷον οὖ. Ἀργείας χθονόςA.Ag.503.
2. floor, pavement in rooms and houses, κραταίπεδον οὖ. Od.23.46; ἐν Διὸς οὔδει on the floor of Zeus' abode, Il.24.527; “πατρὸς ἐπ᾽ οὔδει5.734, 8.385: prov., ἐπ᾽ οὔδεϊ φῶτα καθίσσαι to bring a man to the pavement, i.e. to strip him of all he has, h.Merc.284.
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