originally a tree
(which indeed comes from the same root), commonly the oak
, Lat. quercus
, etc.; sacred to Zeus, who gave his oracles from the oaks of Dodona, Od.
; hence, αἱ προσήγοροι δρύες
:—proverb οὐ γὰρ ἀπὸ δρυός ἐσσι οὐδ᾽ ἀπὸ πέτρης
thou art no foundling from tree
or rock, i.e. you have parents and a country, Od.
; οὐ νῦν ἐστιν ἀπὸ δρυὸς οὐδ᾽ ἀπὸ πέτρης ὀαρίζειν
it is no time now to talk at ease from tree
or rock, Il.
of other trees, πίειρα δρῦς
the resinous wood
(of the pine), Soph.
; of the olive Eur.
III.metaph. a worn-out old man, Anth.