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μόχθ-ος , , = Homeric μόγος,
A.toil, hardship, distress, “ἀμφὶ δ᾽ ἀέθλῳ δῆριν ἔχειν καὶ μ.Hes.Sc.306; μόχθων ἀμπνοά, ἀμοιβά, Pi.O.8.7, N.5.48: freq. in Trag., A.Ch.921, S.Ph.480, etc.: also in pl., toils, troubles, hardships, A.Pr.541 (lyr.), etc.; of the labours of Heracles, S.Tr.1101, 1170; μ. τέκνων for them, E.Med.1261 (lyr.); μόχθον ἀμφὶ πράγμασι Epigr. ap. Aeschin.3.184; Ἀπελλείου μ. γραφίδος, of a picture, APl.4.178 (Antip. Sid.).—Rare in early Prose (not in Pl. or Oratt.), cf. “μ. καὶ ταλαιπωρίηDemocr.223; “ἐλευθέριοι μ.X.Smp.2.4; “διὰ μόχθωνId.Cyr.1.6.25: freq. in LXX, Ex.18.8, al.; “κόπος καὶ μ.1 Ep.Thess.2.9; μ. implies hardship, πόνος work (but μ. is said to be Cret. for “πόνοςAB1096).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 184
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 921
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 541
    • Euripides, Medea, 1261
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 306
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 18.8
    • New Testament, 1 Thessalonians, 2.9
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 480
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.6.25
    • Xenophon, Symposium, 2.4
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1101
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1170
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