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Meaning of "teen" in Aeschylus's play "The Persians"

I don't know what the exact context of the play is, but the ominosity of the nearby lines imply to me that it's intended in the word's second (now archaic) sense, "misery, affliction". (...
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Meaning of "teen" in Aeschylus's play "The Persians"

The OED gives the meaning of teen, now considered obsolete (or limited to "poetic Scots") as teen (n.) Etym. Cognate with Old Saxon tiono crime, injustice, injury, †1.a. Harm inflicted or ...
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What is the meaning of the following sequence of words: "adj or pp+as+pronoun+verb"?

This is an example of what Huddleston & Pullum (2002) call preposing in PP structure (pp. 633-634). In this case, the word "governed" has been removed from its subordinate clause and ...
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