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Headword: *podapo/s
Adler number: pi,1841
Translated headword: whence?
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of what nation, of what territory.[1]
Xenophon says: "when he was asked where he was from, he said he was a Persian."[2]
And elsewhere: "'From where?' 'An Antiochian.'"[3]
Interpretation of a dream from Nicephorus the patriarch: "to wash the feet indicates a resolution of cares. Having flat feet means troubles. If [your] feet have been struck, by no means start on a path."[4]
Greek Original:
*podapo/s: poi/ou e)/qnous, poi/as xw/ras. fhsi\ *cenofw=n: e)rwtw/menos de\ podapo\s ei)/h, *pe/rshs e)/fh ei)=nai. kai\ au)=qis: podapo/s; *)antioxeu/s. lu/sis o)nei/rou *nikhfo/rou patria/rxou: po/das kaqai/rein fronti/dwn dhloi= lu/sin. po/das platei=s e)/xonta shmai/nei lu/pas. podw=n kope/ntwn, mhdo/lws a)/rxou tri/bou.
[1] Interrogative adjective; cf. Photius s.v. h(medapw=n.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.4.17 (web address 1).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.259.2-3 (Philip) -- not identified by Adler, but discoverable through the TLG; see C. Theodoridis in his Photius edition (vol.II p.LXXX). This epigram's further excerpts are at alpha 4706, sigma 981, and upsilon 684.
[4] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251), sometimes also attributed to Nicephorus; these quotations have only superficial connection with the headword.
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Keywords: biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; geography; historiography; history; medicine; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 November 2011@01:06:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; more keywords; tweaks and cossmetics) on 22 November 2011@03:24:04.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 October 2013@07:07:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 25 September 2021@18:13:37.
Ronald Allen (added cross-references n.3) on 8 January 2023@13:48:52.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 8 January 2023@13:53:58.


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