Definitions

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  • n. sorrow; grief or sadness

Etymologies

Greek πενθος. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Pentheus-a name foreshadowing grief (penthos) to come.

    Rhetoric

  • Many times during the last few weeks I have repeated to myself those fine lines of old Hesiod: ei gar tis kai penthos egon neokedei thumo aksetai kradien akakhemenos, autar aoidos mousaon therapon kleia proteron anthropon umnese, makaras te theous oi Olumpon ekhousi, aips oge dusphroneon epilethetai oude ti kedeon memnetai takheos de paretrape dora theaon.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Volume 1

  • [Greek: Pentheus d 'opos mae penthos eisoisei domois] (_Bacchae_,

    Among My Books First Series

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