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Headword: *)ai/+cas
Adler number: alpha,687
Translated headword: having darted
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having rushed.[1]
"Having darted into the coop sheltering your chicks, a four-coiled serpent deprived you of your young."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ai/+cas: o(rmh/sas. a)i/+cas e)/ntosqe neossoko/moio kalih=s no/sfisen w)di/nwn tetrae/liktos o)/fis.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius alpha2013, where Latte identifies the headword -- aorist active participle, masculine nominative singular, of a)i/ssw (cf. alpha 691 and more broadly alpha 697, alpha 700) -- as quoted from Homer, Iliad 5.81.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.210.3-4 (Antipater of Sidon), addressed to a swallow whose nestlings were eaten by a snake; again (more briefly) at tau 390; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (32), vol. II (84), and further excerpts from this epigram at epsilon 3246, eta 251, eta 525, and kappa 1654 (which contains an English translation of the complete epigram in its n.1).
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; epic; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 November 1999@22:35:28.
Vetted by:
Gregory Hays (Revised translation, added note, added keyword, raised status.) on 15 November 2000@22:17:27.
Gregory Hays on 15 November 2000@22:18:05.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 May 2002@05:55:12.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaks) on 16 January 2012@08:42:57.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 January 2012@17:04:32.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 21 December 2013@01:12:11.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 22 December 2013@03:56:35.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keyword) on 1 May 2015@07:40:12.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 16 January 2019@23:10:05.
Ronald Allen (tweak n.2) on 18 January 2019@13:50:20.
Ronald Allen (further expanded n.2) on 28 January 2019@13:15:01.


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