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ὠδίς (A.Ch.211, Pl.Ep.313a), ῖνος, : Ep. dat. pl.
2. in sg. also, that which is born amid throes, child,παῖδα, φιλτάτην ἐμοὶ ὠδῖναA.Ag. 1418, cf. Pi.O.6.31, E.Ion45; θαλλὸν ἱερὸν ἐλαίας, Λατοῦς ὠδῖνα (fort. ὠδῖνι)“ φίλανId.IT1102 (lyr.); ἄπτερον ὠδῖνα τέκνων, of young birds, Id.HF1040: pl., children, AP7.549 (Leon.Alex.); ὀρταλίχων ἁπαλὴ ὠδίς, of eggs, Nic.Al.165; “τοῦ ᾠοῦ ἐν ὠδῖνι ὄντοςArist.HA560b22; . Θαλάσσας, of Aphrodite, AP9.386; ὠδὶς μελίσσης, of honey, Nonn.D.5.228, al.
II. metaph., travail, anguish, A.Ch.211, Supp.770 (both sg.): also in pl., of love, “ἐμοὶ πικρὰς ὠδῖνας αὑτοῦ προσβαλὼν ἀποίχεταιS.Tr.42, cf. Pl.R.574a, Phdr.251e: freq. in LXX, Ex.15.14, al., Ev.Matt.24.8.
2. fruit of the mind's travail,τῆς ἐμῆς .Luc.Dem.Enc.25; “λόγων ὠδῖνεςHim. Or.18.3; “ἐπέωνTryph.117.
3. ὠδῖνες θανάτου, ᾄδου, the bonds of death, LXX 2 Ki.22.6, Ps.17(18).5, 6 (due to confusion of Heb. [hudot ]ēbel 'pang' with [hudot ]ěbel 'cord'), cf. Act.Ap.2.24.
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 770
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    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 92
    • New Testament, Acts, 2.24
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    • Old Testament, Exodus, 15.14
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    • Old Testament, Psalm, 6
    • Plato, Republic, 574a
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    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 42
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    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 932
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1418
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 37.3
    • New Testament, Matthew, 24.8
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