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βροτός , , poet. Noun,
A.mortal man, opp. ἀθάνατος or θεός, in Hom. usu. Subst., “οἷοι νῦν βροτοί εἰσιIl.5.304, al.; “βροτὸς εἰς θεόνE. Andr.1196 (lyr.); “λόγος τις Ζῆνα μιχθῆναι βροτῷA.Supp.295; “θεοῦ δὲ πληγὴν οὐχ ὑπερπηδᾷ βροτόςS.Fr.961; βροτοί,opp.νεκροί, Id.Ant. 850 (lyr.); but “β. ἀνήρIl.5.361; and so “β. ἔθνοςPi.P.10.28: as fem., “β. αὐδήεσσαOd.5.334; “β. οὖσανAP9.89 (Phil.); but βροταί: γυναῖκες, Hsch. (s.v.l.): freq. in gen. pl., after “πολλοίB.1.42, S.OT 981, etc.; after τίς ib.437, etc.; βροτοί never takes the Art. in Trag. and Com., exc. when an Adj. or Pron. is added, τῶν πολυπόνων β. E.Or.175; ἡμεῖς οἱ β. Ar.Eq.601, Pax849, cf. Sannyr.1; οἱ ταλαίπωροι β. Alex.66; οἱ πάντες β. Men.538.8.—Rare in Prose, Pl. R.566d, Arist.Top.133a31, 149a7.
II. of the dead, A.Ch.129 (v.l. νεκροῖς Sch.). (From Μροτός (cf. ἄ-μβροτος, μορτός), Skt. mṛtás 'dead', Lat. morior, etc.)
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