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Headword: *(rombei=n
Adler number: rho,221
Translated headword: to whirl
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to sling/swing.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] r(o/mbos ["whirling"], [meaning] motion.
"[He] having struck with the rhombus-shaped butt-end of a spear".[2]
Greek Original:
*(rombei=n: sfendona=n. kai\ *(ro/mbos, h( ki/nhsis. plh/cas r(ombwtw=| dou/ratos ou)ria/xw|.
See also rho 222, rho 223, rho 293.
[1] = Photius rho152 Theodoridis; and cf. generally sigma 1725, sigma 1726.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.111.4 (Antipater of Sidon), a hunter dedicates to Artemis the hide and antlers of the deer he killed, already at omicron 950; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 26), (vol. II, 69-71), and another extract from this epigram at delta 1088. On how it might have been possible for the hunter to slay a deer with the butt-end of his spear, see omicron 950 note. On the deer's gender, see delta 1088 note.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 September 2010@06:45:02.
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