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Headword: *dia/gein
Adler number: delta,519
Translated headword: to spin out, to protract
Vetting Status: high
"He neither spun out his words, nor was he given to subtle argument, and no one heard him being sarcastic." Philostratus the Lemnian is speaking about Apollonius.[1]
Greek Original:
*dia/gein. ou)de\ dih=ge tou\s lo/gous ou)de\ leptologi/a| e)di/dou ou)de\ ei)rwneuome/nou tis h)/kouse. peri\ *)apollwni/ou fhsi\ *filo/stratos o( *lh/mnios.
The unglossed headword is the present infinitive of the verb whose imperfect, third person singular, features in the quotation.
[1] Philostratus, Life of Apollonius 1.17; cf. kappa 912, lambda 297.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 15 October 2004@18:24:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (removed a keyword; x-refs) on 16 October 2004@06:03:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 October 2004@22:06:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 27 June 2012@07:05:08.
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