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Headword: *)apwte/rw
Adler number: alpha,3678
Translated headword: further off, quite far off
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] far off.
A long [way off].
"On behalf not of dear ones quite far off but acting myself for myself will I disperse this defilement. For whoever it was who killed [Laius] might also wish to take vengeance on me with such a hand."[1] That is, not only on behalf of the slain king is it worth conducting the investigation, but also for me myself. For since he attacked that man, he might be plotting against me.
Also [sc. attested is the masculine] a)pw/teros ["farther off"], [meaning] a longer distance away.
*)apwta/tw ["farthest off"], far off, a long [way off], [is spelled] with omega.[2]
Greek Original:
*)apwte/rw: po/rrw. makra/n. u(pe\r ga\r ou)xi\ tw=n a)pwte/rw fi/lwn, a)ll' au)to\s au)tou= tou=t' a)poskedw= mu/sos. o(/stis ga\r h)=n e)kei=nos o( ktanw\n, ta/x' a)\n ka)/m' a)\n toiau/th| xeiri\ timwrei=n qe/loi. toute/stin ou) mo/non u(pe\r tou= a)nh|rhme/nou basile/ws a)/cion poih/sasqai th\n a)nazh/thsin, a)lla\ kai\ au)tou= e)mou=. o( ga\r e)kei/nw| e)pixeirh/sas i)/sws ka)moi\ e)pibouleu/sei. kai\ *)apw/teros, o( makro/teros. *)apwta/tw, po/rrw, ma/kran, dia\ tou= w mega/lou.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 137-141 (web address 1 below); comment from the scholia there follows.
[2] cf. already alpha 3585.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 August 2001@16:53:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 14 August 2001@12:12:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 9 April 2012@06:43:29.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 12 October 2015@17:10:03.


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