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Headword: Γρυπάνιον
Adler number: gamma,468
Translated headword: wrinkling
Vetting Status: high
To wrinkle is the term for becoming curved. Like soft twigs, when we bend them and let them loose.[1] Antiphon in the second [book] of Truth says: "for he was burning the earth and is making a mass of wrinkling."[2] And Melanthius says "there was an earthquake, and the earth wrinkled."[3]
Greek Original:
Γρυπάνιον: γρυπαίνειν τὸ γρυποῦσθαι λέγουσιν. οἷον ἐπὶ τῶν ἁπαλῶν ξυλυφίων, ὅταν κάμψαντες ἀφῶμεν αὐτά. Ἀντιφῶν δέ φησιν ἐν Ἀληθείας δευτέρῳ: καίων γὰρ ἦν τὴν γῆν καὶ συντήκων γρυπάνιον ποιεῖ. καὶ Μελάνθιος: σεισμὸς, φησὶ, γέγονε, καὶ ἔγρυπεν ἡ γῆ.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., who besides Antiphon and Melanthius (below) cites and quotes the grammarian Dionysius son of Tryphon.
[1] See again xi 98.
[2] Antiphon (the sophist) 87 F30 Diels-Kranz.
[3] FGrH 326 F1; cf. epsilon 162. On kinds of earthquakes, see beta 520.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 January 2001@11:24:34.
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David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@08:29:00.
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