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οὐδός (A), Dor. ὠδός Berl.Sitzb.1927.170 (Cyrene), Hsch.; Trag. and Att. ὀδός S.OC57, 1590, IG22.1668.33, 7.412.7 (Orop.), Lycurg. 40, Hyp.Dem.Fr.6, Men.671, BCH35.286 (Delos); also at Samos, Michel832.30, and Epidaurus, IG42(1).102.232 and 249, also (later) at Branchidae, CIG2885d9: gen. pl. ὀδέων IG42(1).109 ii 105, 150 (Epid., iii B. C.): :—
A.threshold, esp. threshold of a house, in Hom. χάλκεος οὐδός (as in Hes.Th.811), Od.7.83,89; also “λάϊνοςIl.9.404, Od. 8.80, Parm.1.12; “μέλινοςOd.17.339; “δρύϊνος21.43; “μέγαςHes.Th. 749.
2. generally, threshold, entrance to any place, “ἐπὶ προθύροις Ὀδυσῆος, οὐδοῦ ἐπ᾽ αὐλείουOd.1.104; to the nether world, Il.8.15; “χαλκόπους ὀδόςS.OC57, cf. 1590: in pl., perh. lintel, Theoc.23.50 (dub. l., ὀόδων cod.).
3. metaph., ἐπὶ γήραος οὐδῷ on the threshold which is old age, i.e. perh., on the threshold that leads from life to death (so οὐδὸς βιότου the end of life, Q.S.10.426), Il.22.60, Od.15.348, Hes.Op.331, Hdt.3.14, cf. Pl.R.328e; “ἐπὶ γήρως ὀδῷLycurg., Hyp., and Men. ll. cc.; “μέχρι γήραος οὐδοῦPs.-Phoc.230; “γήραος οὐδὸν ἱκέσθαιOd.23.212, cf. 15.246.—Poet. word, used by Arist. Metaph.1042b19, Plu. TG17, and Luc.Dom.18, al., in the form οὐδός, which is Ion., cf. Hp.Art.78, GDI5601a(Ephesus), IG11(2).158 A 69 (Delos, iii B. C.), and is used later as gloss on βηλός, AB224 (so ὀδός in 225 and Hsch. s.v. ὀρρόβηλος). (The forms οὐδός ὠδός ὀδός point to Ο᾿δϝός.)
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.14
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 749
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 811
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 331
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.60
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.246
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.348
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 7.83
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.104
    • Homer, Odyssey, 21.43
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.80
    • Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 40
    • Plato, Republic, 328e
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1590
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 57
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.15
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.404
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 78
    • Lucian, De Domo, 18
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