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ὄλεθρος 1 ὄλλυμι

I.ruin, destruction, death, Hom., Trag., etc.; ὀλέθρου πείρατα, Like θανάτου τέλος, the consummation of death, Il.:— οὐκ εἰς ὄλεθρον; as an imprecation, ruin seize thee! Soph.:— χρημάτων ὀλέθρῳ by loss of money, Thuc.; ἐπ᾽ ὀλέθρῳ Plat. Lat. pernicies and pestis, that which causes destruction, a pest, plague, curse, Hes.; of persons, Hdt.; so Oedipus calls himself τὸν ὄλεθρον μέγαν Soph.; ὄλ. Μακεδών, of Philip, Dem., etc.

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