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ὠδίνω [ι_], used by early writers only in pres.: fut.
2. c. acc., to be in travail of a child, bring forth, E.IA1234, LXXCa.8.5: of animals, “. νεοττούςAel.NA 2.46: prov., “ὤδινεν ὄροςLuc.Hist.Conscr.23.
II. metaph. of any great pain, to be in travail or anguish, of the Cyclops, “στενάχων τε καὶ ὠδίνων ὀδύνῃσιOd.9.415; “ΚύπριδιAP7.30 (Antip.Sid.); labour painfully, ὠδίνουσι μέλισσαι ib.9.363.22 (Mel.(?)); of the mind, to be in the throes or agonies of thought, Pl.Tht.148e, al.; κυοῦμέν τε καὶ . περὶ ἐπιστήμης ib.210b; “ὑπὲρ δισσῶν μίαν ὠδίνειν ψυχήνE.Hipp. 258 (anap.); ὥστε μ᾽ ὠδίνειν τί φῄς what you mean, S.Aj.794, cf. E. Heracl.644; ὠδίνειν εἴς τι to long painfully for a thing, Hld.5.32: c. inf., Id.2.21, Him.Ecl.13.38, Or.4.1: c. acc., Hld.10.31; “ἔξοδονChor.42.20 p.517 F.-R.
2. c. acc., to be in travail with,συμφορᾶς βάροςS.Tr.325; “τὴν καύχησιν τὴν σοφιστικήνEpicur.Fr. 93, cf. AP9.578 (Leo Phil.) (where ὧν is in the case of the anteced. by attraction).
3. Causal, cause to quiver, as in travail, “φωνὴ βροντῆς ὠδίνησε γῆνLXX Si.43.17(18) cod.Alex.
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