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Headword: *)/hripen
Adler number: eta,525
Translated headword: crashed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] fell onto the earth.[1]
"[It] crashed on the violent breath of the hearth-fire."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/hripen: ei)s th\n e)/ran kate/pesen. h)/ripen e)sxari/ou lau=ron e)p' a)=sqma puro/s.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is (intransitive) aorist indicative active, third person singular, of e)rei/pw. (For this verb cf. epsilon 2956, epsilon 3003, epsilon 3005.) See also the scholia on Homer, Iliad 4.462 (web address 1), from where it is probably quoted.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.210.6 (Antipater of Sidon), addressed to a swallow whose nestlings were eaten by a snake; quoted already at epsilon 3246 and again at kappa 1654; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (32), vol. II (84), and additional passages from this epigram at alpha 687, eta 251, and tau 390. (While returning to prey upon the mother-bird, the snake fell into the fire and perished; cf. kappa 1654 n.1 for an English translation of the complete epigram.)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 November 2006@00:22:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; cosmetics) on 1 November 2006@03:11:31.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2012@07:30:24.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 23 December 2012@23:18:55.
Catharine Roth (expanded note with cross-reference) on 16 September 2018@01:20:28.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 21 January 2019@17:29:45.
Ronald Allen (corrected cross-reference n.2) on 21 January 2019@21:13:56.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 28 January 2019@22:13:44.
Ronald Allen (further expanded n.2) on 30 January 2019@23:17:37.


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