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Headword: *xamaipe/teia
Adler number: chi,71
Translated headword: being thrown to the ground
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] xamaipeth/s, [meaning] one who has been thrown to the ground.[1]
Greek Original:
*xamaipe/teia. kai\ *xamaipeth/s, xamai\ e)rrimme/nos.
The unglossed headword is an abstract noun expressing quality: "thrown-to-the-ground-ness". Its only other attestation is in Iamblichus, Protrepticus 116.10 (accusative case there), which has perhaps generated this Suda entry.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. If xamaipeth/s is quoted from somewhere, extant possibilities begin with Plato, Symposium 203D.
Keywords: athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 March 2008@14:15:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 March 2008@05:36:57.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 7 November 2013@07:57:36.
David Whitehead (coding) on 31 May 2016@10:39:00.


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