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Headword: *koimi/sai
Adler number: kappa,2547
Translated headword: to put to bed
Vetting Status: high
Sophocles [sc. uses this term] in reference to death: "[I call upon] earthly Hermes the guide to put me to bed gently."[1] Also Homer: "he was put to bed in a brazen sleep."[2]
Greek Original:
*koimi/sai: e)pi\ qana/tou *sofoklh=s: *pompai=on *(ermh=n xqo/nion eu)= me koimi/sai. kai\ *(/omhros: koimh/sato xa/lkeon u(/pnon.
The headword, extracted from the first quotation given, is aorist active infinitive of koimi/zw (see under kappa 2548); cf. already kappa 2546.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 832 (web address 1), on which scholia comment similarly.
[2] Homer, Iliad 11.241 (web address 2), in reference to a warrior killed on the battlefield.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 June 2008@05:15:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 June 2008@05:28:23.
David Whitehead on 19 March 2013@06:12:06.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 16 February 2020@00:53:34.


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