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Headword: *dihnqisme/nas
Adler number: delta,1011
Translated headword: adorned with flowers, beflowered
Vetting Status: high
From the [verb] dianqi/zw ["I adorn with flowers"], [meaning] I gather flowers.
Greek Original:
*dihnqisme/nas: e)k tou= dianqi/zw, tou= ta\ a)/nqh sulle/gw.
The headword (a single word in the Greek) is the perfect middle-passive participle, feminine accusative plural, of this verb. It is taken from delta 672, and in the longer run evidently quoted from somewhere -- perhaps from its only other extant occurrence (in Gregory of Nazianzus, Orations 14, PG 35.777.2). If so it is figurative, referring to houses 'beflowered' with all kinds of stone.
Keywords: architecture; botany; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: James Vradelis on 14 May 2005@22:20:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, status) on 14 May 2005@22:31:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 May 2005@04:12:36.
David Whitehead (tweaked note; more keywords) on 1 July 2012@07:40:19.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 9 November 2015@03:44:25.


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