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Headword: *)ata/llwn
Adler number: alpha,4317
Translated headword: fostering; skipping
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] rearing. Sophocles [writes]: "feed on light breezes, fostering your young soul."[1] Ajax says [this] to his own son.
It also means ski/rtwn ["bounding"].[2]
Greek Original:
*)ata/llwn: tre/fwn. *sofoklh=s: kou/fois pneu/masi bo/skou, ne/an yuxh\n a)ta/llwn. *ai)/as fhsi\ pro\s to\ i)/dion te/knon. shmai/nei de\ kai\ to\ skirtw=n.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is present participle, masculine nominative singular, of a)ta/llw. Similar material in other lexica.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 558-9 (web address 1 below); cf. kappa 2199.
[2] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 13.27, where a)/talle occurs (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 March 2002@10:57:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 11 April 2002@04:12:06.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 28 April 2012@05:27:24.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@06:29:07.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 8 December 2015@01:39:57.


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