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ὠδίνω 1 mostly in pres. have the pains or throes of childbirth, to be in travail or labour, Il., Plat., etc.
2.c. acc. to be in travail of a child, to bring forth, Eur.
II.metaph. of any great pain, to be in travail or anguish, Od., Eur.: to work hard, to travail, of bees, Anth.:—of the mind, ὥστε μ᾽ ὠδίνειν τί φῄς so that I am in an agony as to what you mean, Soph.
2.c. acc. to be in travail with a thing, c. acc., id=Soph., Anth.
from ὠδίς

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