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Headword: *)anh/keston
Adler number: alpha,2404
Translated headword: incurable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] irreparable, unable to be healed.[1]
"What did you see that you are warmed by this incurable fire?"[2] Meaning you are deranged such that your thoughts are on fire. But a)nhke/stw| puri/ ["by incurable fire"] [also means] by hopeless expectation.[3]
Greek Original:
*)anh/keston: a)ni/aton, a)qera/peuton. e)s ti/ moi ble/yasa qa/lph| tw=|d' a)nhke/stw| puri/; a)nti\ tou= parako/pth| ta\s fre/nas w(s e)n puretw=|. a)nhke/stw| de\ puri\, a)nelpi/stw| prosdoki/a|.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.394, where the headword (neuter singular of this adjective) occurs.
[2] Sophocles, Electra 887-8 (web address 1 below), with scholion.
[3] The speaker is Electra, who, unlike her sister Chrysothemis, has no basis -- yet -- for hope that their brother Orestes is alive.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2001@12:44:35.
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David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 3 June 2001@08:45:22.
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