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Headword: Enchos
Adler number: epsilon,184
Translated headword: lance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] allegorically in Sophocles[1] [to mean] assistance, from the [verb] e)/xesqai ["to be held"]. "Nor to [the] mind [is] a lance of thought." [It is] as if [he said] the mind does not have a lance of thought, that is a work of counsel and foresight.[2]
Greek Original:
Enchos: allêgorikôs para Sophoklei hê boêtheia, para to echesthai. oude nôi phrontidos enchos. hoion ouk esti tôi nôi phrontidos enchos, toutesti boulês kai promêtheias ergon.
Notes:
[1] For the headword used literally, in Homer, see epsilon 183.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 170 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 January 2006@20:10:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; another keyword) on 18 January 2006@03:16:06.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 27 July 2012@06:56:36.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 July 2012@22:27:16.

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