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Headword: *dh|ou=n
Adler number: delta,482
Translated headword: to kill
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to attack as an enemy, to destroy.
But dhi/+oun [means] they were slaying, they were wounding.[1]
Greek Original:
*dh|ou=n: polemei=n, porqei=n. *dhi/+oun de\ die/kopton, e)ti/trwskon.
This entry notes the subtle difference between the Attic infinitive form dh|ou=n and the Homeric unaugmented imperfect form dhi/+oun (both from the verb dhi+o/w). See also delta 391, delta 484, epsilon 229, kappa 526.
[1] cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 11.71, where this form occurs.
Cunliffe, Richard John, A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs
Translated by: James Hicks on 1 April 2005@09:36:09.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, status) on 1 April 2005@11:58:08.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; another x-ref and keyword) on 3 April 2005@04:42:25.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 18 April 2008@11:47:53.
David Whitehead on 27 June 2012@04:35:54.
David Whitehead on 18 October 2015@09:50:06.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 18 July 2016@16:40:05.


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