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Headword: Βληχρόν
Adler number: beta,340
Translated headword: faint
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] weak in Homer[1] and in Alcaeus;[2] but Pindar says this to mean strong.[3]
Greek Original:
Βληχρόν: ἀσθενὲς παρὰ Ὁμήρῳ καὶ Ἀλκαίῳ: Πίνδαρος δὲ ἀντὶ τοῦ ἰσχυροῦ αὐτὸ λέγει.
cf. alpha 58.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 8.178, where the phrase τείχεα ... ἀβλήχρ' (sic) occurs (web address 1 below). The Suda's neuter singular βληχρόν seems to be quoted from Nicander, Theriaca 446, which the scholia there gloss with ἀσθενές .
[2] Alcaeus fr. 319 Lobel-Page (16 Bergk).
[3] Pindar fr. 245 Snell-Maehler.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 April 2002@21:43:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@05:10:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 29 May 2012@05:51:14.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 23 June 2012@21:40:02.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2015@08:30:33.


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