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ἄλαστος , ον, (cf. ἄληστος): (ἀ- priv., λαθεῖν, λήθομαι): —
A.not to be forgotten. insufferable, πένθος, ἄχος, Il.24.105, Od.4.108, Hes.Th.467, cf. Alcm.23, A.Pers.990; “ἔπαθον ἄλασταS.OC538: Sup. “-ότατον, πῆμαIG12 (5). 64 (Naxos); neut. as Adv., ἄλαστον ὀδύρομαι I wail inconsolably, Od.14.174, cf. B.3.34.
2. of persons, as in Il.22.261, where Achilles calls Hector ἄλαστε thou whom I will never forget nor forgive!; accursed wretch, S.OC1482; πατρὸς . . . αἷμα ib. 1672, cf. Mim. Oxy.413.60.—Poet. and late Prose, Dempoh.Sent. 13: used by Trag. only in lyr.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 990
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 3.34
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 467
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.174
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.108
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1672
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1482
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 538
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.261
    • Homer, Iliad, 24.105
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