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Headword: *)ana/paulan
Adler number: alpha,1998
Translated headword: rest
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] repose.[1]
Repose [is] the life to come.[2]
"Giving [him] rest from war with other very worthy men."[3]
Menander [writes]: "for thus the greatest leader of the Huns came upon his rest."[4] That is, he died.
Also [sc. attested is the accusative plural] a)napau/las ["rests"], [meaning] sendings to the dead. "Who is [bound] for rests from evils and troubles?"[5] Charon [Author, Myth] announces [this], and lists as destinations. "Who is for the Plain of Oblivion?" The plain of Oblivion is a place of this name that he has imagined in Hades; as also the Withering Stone.[6] "Who is for Ass Shearings?" Thus they call what is useless; for not even the shearings of the ass have a use. In reference to endless things.
Greek Original:
*)ana/paulan: a)na/pausin. a)na/pausis de\ o( me/llwn bi/os. su\n e(te/rois a)ciologwta/tois a)ndra/si tw=| pole/mw| dou\s th\n a)na/paulan. *me/nandros: w(di\ ga\r *ou)/nnwn h(gemw\n me/gistos e)/tuxen a)napau/lhs. tou/testin a)pe/qane. kai\ *)anapau/las, pe/myeis pro\s tou\s nekrou/s. ti/s ei)s a)napau/las e)k kakw=n kai\ pragma/twn; khru/ssei o( *xa/rwn, kai\ w(s to/pous katale/gei: ti/s ei)s to\ *lh/qhs pedi/on; *lh/qhs pedi/on xwri/on diatetu/pwken e)n a(/|dou ou(/tw lego/menon: w(s kai\ *au)ai/nou li/qon. ti/s ei)s o)/nou po/kas; ou(/tw le/gousi to\ a)/xrhston: ou)de\ ga\r ai( tou= o)/nou po/kai xrhsimeu/ousin. e)pi\ tw=n a)nhnu/twn.
The headword noun is in the accusative case, evidently quoted from somewhere; there are numerous possibilities.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica.
[2] A gloss on the gloss, apparently from a Christian source.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 3.15.7.
[4] Menander Protector fr. 29 Blockley.
[5] Aristophanes, Frogs 185-6 (web address 1), here and below (with the comments of the scholia in the interstices); cf. lambda 416, tau 655.
[6] ibid. 194.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 May 2001@12:07:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 14 May 2001@09:29:55.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Modified link) on 7 November 2003@18:15:59.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2012@04:40:47.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 26 February 2012@06:31:29.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@06:37:37.
Catharine Roth (typo, coding) on 17 November 2013@23:21:01.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 23 January 2014@07:11:06.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 5 July 2015@00:07:55.


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