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Headword: *)apanqh/santa
Adler number: alpha,2896
Translated headword: having faded, having withered
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having dried-up. "I am most happy, I who have anointed my head with good ointments [...] For they stay on the head a long time. The others, once having faded, all fly away." Aristophanes says [this].[1]
For a)panqw= [means] I throw off.
And the Theologian [writes]: "of those out of type to the faded."[2]
But a)panqi/zw [means] I gather flowers.[3]
Greek Original:
*)apanqh/santa: chranqe/nta. makariwta/th e)gw\, h(/tis memu/rwmai th\n kefalh\n murw/masin a)gaqoi=sin. e)n th=| kefalh=| ga\r e)mme/nei polu\n xro/non. ta\ d' a)/ll' a)panqh/santa pa/nt' a)pe/ptato. *)aristofa/nhs fhsi/n. *)apanqw= ga\r to\ a)poba/llw. kai\ o( *qeolo/gos: tw=n e)k ge/nous toi=s a)panqh/sasin. *)apanqi/zw de\ to\ ta\ a)/nqh sulle/gw.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is neuter plural of this aorist passive participle; cf. alpha 3169.
[1] A compressed (and initially garbled) version of Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1113-1121, the last of these lines being the significant one for present purposes. See web address 1 (and again at mu 581).
[2] Gregory of Nazianzus PG 35,993c.
[3] Amongst other things: see LSJ s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; Christianity; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 November 2000@07:42:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; modified and augmented notes; added keyword) on 14 March 2001@04:08:23.
David Whitehead on 14 March 2001@04:11:16.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; restorative cosmetics) on 16 August 2002@08:51:25.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected typo; added betacode; added keyword) on 1 October 2005@17:38:59.
David Whitehead (added primary note and another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 March 2012@08:21:51.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2015@09:00:27.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 13 September 2015@01:35:17.


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