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Headword: *)axqeinh/
Adler number: alpha,4700
Translated headword: distressing, vexing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] grievous, destructive.
"He saw a distressing ox-slaughter."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine] a)xqeino/s, [meaning] laborious.
Greek Original:
*)axqeinh/: luphra\, o)leqri/a. a)xqeina\n d' ei)=de booktasi/an. kai\ *)axqeino/s, o( e)pi/ponos.
The headword is feminine nominative singular of this adjective. It is perhaps, though not necessarily, generated by the (Doric) feminine accusative singular in the quotation given.
cf. generally alpha 4698, alpha 4699, alpha 4701, alpha 4702.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.263.6 (Leonidas of Tarentum), a cattle herder dispatches a marauding lion and dedicates the spoils; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 123), (vol. II, 357), and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 3085, beta 571, epsilon 3492, and xi 97.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@22:40:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 29 August 2002@05:04:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 9 May 2012@08:40:48.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@08:48:49.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 8 April 2021@18:12:36.


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