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I.of persons, properly, unwearying, σχέτλιος ἐσσι Il. bad sense, unflinching, cruel, merciless, Hom.: —so in attic, wicked, Dem., etc.:—of beasts, savage, Hdt. τλήμων, miserable, wretched, unhappy, Aesch., Eur.; often with a notion of contempt, σχετλιώτατε ἀνδρῶν O most wretched fool! Hdt.; σχέτλιε Soph.; c. gen., σχετλία τῶν πόνων O wretched for thy sufferings, Eur.
II.of things, σχ. ὕπνος cruel sleep, during which Odysseus was abandoned by his companions, Od.; σχέτλια ἔργα cruel, shocking doings, id=Od.; σχέτλια παθεῖν Eur., etc.; σχ. καὶ δεινά Ar.: also, σχέτλια [ἐστί], c. acc. et inf., Soph.
III.adv. -ίως, Isocr.

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