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Headword: *drape/ths
Adler number: delta,1503
Translated headword: runaway (slave)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who runs away [a)podrw=n] from slavery.
He who (?)is gambling [peteu/wn] to act decisively [dra=n,[1] i.e. who is fleeing.
[In] drapetes the dra- [is] long.
Greek Original:
*drape/ths: o( a)podrw=n th=s doulei/as. o( to\ dra=n peteu/wn, o(/ e)sti feu/gwn. drape/ths, to\ dra makro/n.
cf. delta 1502 and (more broadly) delta 1509.
[1] The etymology here (also in Etymologicum Gudianum and Etymologicum Magnum 286.46) is incomprehensible. The verb peteu/w must represent the Attic form petteu/w of pesseu/w 'gamble' (at board games), but this connection is implausible. Besides, the dra- in drape/ths is the root seen in didra/skw "run", not that in dra/w "act". See further at pi 1391.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 6 March 2002@12:02:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 6 March 2002@23:20:30.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 7 March 2002@03:45:06.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 13 May 2011@11:54:00.
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; cosmetics) on 18 July 2012@04:10:34.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 15 November 2015@07:51:19.


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