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Headword: *)eca/rcantes
Adler number: epsilon,1561
Translated headword: having begun
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] having broken out [sc. into music]; having struck [sc. a chord with a plectrum], having played the first note.
Greek Original:
*)eca/rcantes: e)krh/cantes, krou/santes.
Aorist active participle, masculine nominative plural, of the verb e)ca/rxw (cf. epsilon 1562, epsilon 1568). Evidently quoted from somewhere, where -- as the glosses show -- it has the musical sense (perhaps with a genitive following?) noted in LSJ s.v.
cf. ps.-Zonaras epsilon766 (with gloss prokata/rcantes) and Lexica Segueriana 223.20 (with the same gloss as the Suda).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 20 September 2007@13:25:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 25 September 2007@22:39:03.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 26 September 2007@00:32:30.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded note) on 26 September 2007@03:23:45.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics; raised status) on 10 September 2012@08:43:00.


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