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I.wretched, unhappy, unfortunate, disastrous, mostly of persons, Hom., Trag.; δυστήνων δέ τε παῖδες ἐμῷ μένει ἀντιόωσιν unhappy are they whose sons encounter me, Il.
2.of things, Trag., Ar.: Sup. adv., δυστανοτάτως Eur.
II.after Hom., in moral sense, wretched, like Lat. miser (a wretch), Soph.
Prob. for δύσστηνος; but the origin of -στηνος is uncertain.

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