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ποινή 1

I.quit-money for blood spilt, paid by the slayer to the kinsmen of the slain, (old Engl. were-gild); c. gen. pers., δῶχ᾽ υἷος ποινήν gave ransom or were-gild for the son, Il., etc.:—generally, a price paid, satisfaction, retribution, requital, penalty, Lat. poena, ἀπετίσατο ποινὴν ἑτάρων exacted penalty for his comrades, Od.; δυώδεκα κούρους, ποινὴν Πατρόκλοιο in retribution for the death of Patroclus, Il.; τῶν ποινήν in return for these things, id=Il.; ποινὴν τῖσαι Ξέρξῃ τῶν κηρύκων ἀπολομένων to give Xerxes satisfaction for the death of his heralds, Hdt.; in attic the pl. is more common; ποινὰς τῖσαι, δοῦναι to pay penalties, Lat. dare poenas, Aesch., etc.; ποινὰς λαβεῖν to exact them, Lat. sumere poenas, Eur. good sense, recompense, reward for a thing, τινος Pind. the result of the quit-money, redemption, release, id=Pind.
II.personified, the goddess of Vengeance, Aesch., etc.

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