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Headword: *)apemorca/mhn
Adler number: alpha,3019
Translated headword: I brushed away (tears)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I wiped away [tears], I cried. "So that I felt pity, and I brushed away tears, seeing an elderly man panic-striken by an archer-fellow."[1] For it follows by logic that he brushed away tears.
Or a)pemo/rcato ["he/she/it brushed away"], [meaning he/she/it] adapted.
"He had just brushed rain from his hair, but on his track had come an ox-eating lion into the hollow path."[2]
Also a)pemo/rcato [in the sense of he/she/it] cast off, smeared off.[3]
Greek Original:
*)apemorca/mhn: a)peyhsa/mhn, e)da/krusa. w(/st' e)gw\ me\n h)le/hsa, ka)pemorca/mhn, i)dw\n a)/ndra presbu/thn u(p' a)ndro\s toco/tou kukw/menon. a)po\ tou= parakolouqou=ntos. pare/petai ga\r toi=s dakru/ousin a)poma/ttesqai. h)\ *)apemo/rcato, e)cwmoiw/sato. u(eto\n a)/rti ko/mhs a)pemo/rcato, tou= de\ kat' i)/xnos boufa/gos ei)s koi/lhn a)trapo\n i(=kto le/wn. kai\ *)apemo/rcato, a)peba/leto, a)pesmh/cato.
Similar material in other lexica.
[1] Aristophanes, Acharnians 706-707 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there. Again at omega 243. Such "archers" enforced law and order in Athens.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.217.3-4, attributed to Simonides; again at beta 473. The preceding verses are quoted at kappa 1050.
[3] Whether this relates to the passages just quoted or to another one is unclear.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 October 2001@21:58:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 16 October 2001@08:31:02.
David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 26 March 2012@08:50:24.
Catharine Roth (coding, upgraded link) on 4 July 2012@21:29:47.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2015@06:19:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 8 February 2019@18:42:36.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 8 February 2019@18:48:13.


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