Dictionary.com has these definitions for suffer. #5 is my best pick for
Tiresias' "foresuffered all."
-verb (used with object)
5. to undergo, be subjected to, or endure (pain, distress, injury,
loss or anything unpleasant): to suffer the pangs of conscience.
6. to undergo or experience (any action, process, or condition):
to suffer change.
7. to tolerate or allow: I do not suffer fools gladly.
On Wed, 12 May 2010 08:05:37 -0400, Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]>
>I think "foresuffered" here is used in the sense of "permitted" or
>"allowed," as in the NT when Jesus says "Suffer the little children to
>come unto me."
>On May 11, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Tom Colket <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Nancy wrote:
>> N> the term "assaults" remains a violent term.
>> Also Tiresias says, "And I Tiresias have foresuffered all/Enacted on
>> this same divan or bed;". So what Tiresias sees between the typist
>> and the young man makes him think about suffering.