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Headword: *bo/mbhsen
Adler number: beta,373
Translated headword: buzzed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] made some sort of noise.
Greek Original:
*bo/mbhsen: e)yo/fhse/ pws.
Very similar entries in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (which quotes Homer, Odyssey 8.190, bo/mbhsen de\ li/qos) and in Hesychius.
This onomatopoetic verb is used of the sound of falling bodies in Homer, also of oars hitting the water and stones flying through the air. Later it is used of the sea and thunder, as well as bees, mosquitoes, and birds (beta 374). See LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 April 2002@21:20:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note) on 19 April 2002@01:03:28.
David Whitehead (added ref and x-ref) on 26 July 2003@11:11:46.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 31 May 2012@07:42:27.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 April 2015@00:44:49.


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