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ὠδίς 1 mostly in pl.

I.the pangs or throes of labour, travail-pains, Il.; ἐν μόναις ὠδῖσιν at a single birth, Pind.; ἐν ὠδίνων ἀνάγκαις Eur.; in sg. travail-pain, anguish, Pind., Soph. sg., also, the fruit of travail or labour, a birth, child, Aesch., Eur.; ἄπτερον ὠδῖνα τέκνων, of young birds, Eur.
II.metaph. any travail, anguish, Aesch.; also in pl., of love, pangs, Soph., Plat.

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