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Headword: *)/erhmon e)mble/pein
Adler number: epsilon,2965
Translated headword: to look at vacantly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning to look at] idly and sluggishly; as whenever we look into a desert[1]or a great and yawning sea. Aristophanes [uses the word in] Polyidos.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/erhmon e)mble/pein: a)ki/nhton kai\ nwqro/n: oi(=on o(/tan ei)s e)rhmi/an h)\ pe/lagos me/ga kai\ a)xane\s ble/pwmen. *)aristofa/nhs *polui/+dw|.
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon pi1912 Theodoridis), and similarly elsewhere.
[1] e)rhmi/an, an etymological explanation for "vacantly".
[2] Aristophanes fr. 456 Kock, 473 K.-A. (For this play cf. alpha 2048.)
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 4 June 2007@12:59:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 5 June 2007@00:41:31.
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 5 June 2007@03:42:53.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 26 October 2012@04:23:02.
David Whitehead (expanded and updated notes) on 29 August 2013@05:26:28.
David Whitehead on 7 February 2016@07:06:53.


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