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Headword: Apsorroi
Adler number: alpha,4737
Translated headword: going backwards
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones who/which are] hastening backwards.[1]
"[Will you] not [get] out? [Will you] not set your foot going backwards?" Ajax says [this] to Tecmessa, his spear-won bride.[2]
Greek Original:
Apsorroi: opisthormêtoi. ouk ektos; ouk apsorron eknemêi poda; Aias legei pros Tekmêssan, tên aichmalôton gunaika.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword, nominative plural of this adjective, is not extracted from the quotation given (which has the accusative singular) but from Homer, Iliad 21.456 (web address 1); see the scholia there.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 368 (web address 2), with scholion.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 June 2001@00:03:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 6 June 2001@07:02:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 May 2012@04:38:20.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@11:35:18.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 10 January 2016@22:08:48.


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