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Headword: *)epili/gdhn
Adler number: epsilon,2446
Translated headword: glancingly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to touch and to make contact only.
What amongst us [sc. is conveyed by] 'on top', 'above'.
Greek Original:
*)epili/gdhn: sumyau=sai kai\ a)fa/yasqai mo/non. o(\ par' h(mi=n a)/nwqen, a)/nw.
Ultimately from commentary to Homer, Iliad 17.599 (web address 1) where the headword adverb occurs, though the use of 'on top' and 'above' as synonyms is peculiar to the Suda.
cf. Apollonius, Homeric Lexicon 73.26; Hesychius epsilon4938, lambda962; Synagoge; Etymologicum Magnum 361.46-50; Photius, Lexicon pi1620. See also alpha 1009, epsilon 2783.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 November 2007@18:32:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 12 November 2007@23:11:16.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 November 2007@03:13:20.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 October 2012@05:36:23.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 29 August 2013@04:39:12.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 April 2015@00:41:26.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 January 2016@06:27:50.


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