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Headword: Βρῖθον
Adler number: beta,541
Translated headword: weighed down
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In place of ἔβριθον .[1]
"A wall being weighed down with both men and arms."[2]
Greek Original:
Βρῖθον: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔβριθον. τεῖχος ἀνδρῶν τε καὶ ὅπλων βρῖθον.
Notes:
See also beta 539, beta 540, beta 542.
[1] Connected by Bernhardy with Homer, Odyssey 9.219, where the headword appears. There it is indeed an unaugmented epic imperfect, third person plural, equivalent to ἔβριθον ; but in the illustrative example offered here -- see next note -- it is a present participle in the neuter nominative/accusative singular.
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 October 2002@22:58:23.
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