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Headword: Ἐπισκήψω
Adler number: epsilon,2579
Translated headword: I will enjoin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I will indicate, I will establish the intention.[1]
Sophokles [writes]: "and upon you I enjoin this common beneficence."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐπισκήψω: σημειώσομαι, ἐπιστήσω τὸν νοῦν. Σοφοκλῆς: ὑμῖν τε κοινὴν τήνδ' ἐπισκήπτω χάριν.
Notes:
[1] = Synagoge 729; Photius, Lexicon epsilon1699. Some similar glosses for different forms of the verb had already been given in Hesychius: espilon5179, epsilon5181, epsilon5183. In this particular form (future indicative active, first person singular), the headword is only attested three times outside lexicography with the sense indicated: Euripides, Alkestis 365 (web address 1); Lucian, Kataplous (Cataplus) 8; and Libanius, Declamations 19.41. Commentary to the first or second of those passages, in particular, might lie behind this part of the entry.
[2] Sophokles, Ajax 566 (web address 2), using the present tense of the headword verb. (A variant of this passage is quoted at alpha 4211, q.v.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 December 2007@07:30:05.
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