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Headword: Ἀναρριχᾶσθαι
Adler number: alpha,2049
Translated headword: to clamber
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The [verb that means] to climb up and out with the use of the hands to hold and get a grip. Aristophanes in Peace [writes]: "then he made slender ladders and clambered via these up into heaven."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the participle] ἀναρριχώμενος , [meaning he] grasping.
Greek Original:
Ἀναρριχᾶσθαι: τὸ πρὸς ἄναντες ἐκβαίνειν ἅμα ταῖς χερσὶν ἀντιλαμβανόμενον καὶ στηριζόμενον. Ἀριστοφάνης Εἰρήνῃ: ἔπειτα λεπτὰ καὶ μακρὰ ποιούμενος, πρὸς ταῦτ' ἀναρριχᾶτ' ἂν εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν. καὶ Ἀναρριχώμενος, δρασσόμενος.
Notes:
The first part of this entry is also in Photius.
See also alpha 2313.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 69-70 (web address 1). The present version has καὶ μακρά , "and long", instead of the correct κλιμάκια , "ladders".
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 October 2000@18:33:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation and notes; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 6 March 2001@03:45:20.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 1 August 2002@04:03:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 27 February 2012@08:39:09.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 1 October 2013@23:55:31.
David Whitehead on 3 July 2015@03:31:57.

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