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Headword: *liparei= xeiri/
Adler number: lambda,582
Translated headword: with an importunate hand
Vetting Status: high
Meaning one [sc. used] persistently, and continuously.[1]
Also [sc. attested is liparei= ["persistent"], [meaning] with abundant wealth.[2]
Sophocles [writes]: "Apollo! [hear me] who have come forward with an importunate hand, with much of what I have. And now, Lycean Apollo, through what means I have, I pray, I supplicate, I implore, be a gracious helper in these decisions, and show humans the rewards [for such impiety]."[3]
Greek Original:
*liparei= xeiri/: a)nti\ tou= liparw=s, kai\ sunexw=s. kai\ *liparei=, plousi/a| a)fqo/nw|. *sofoklh=s: *)/apollon, h(/ se polla\ dh\ a)f' w(=n e)/xoimi liparei= prou)/sthn xeri/. nu=n d', w)= *lu/kei' *)/apollon, e)c oi(/wn e)/xw, ai)tw=, propitnw=, li/ssomai, genou= pro/frwn h(mi=n a)rwgo\s tw=nde tw=n bouleuma/twn kai\ dei=con a)nqrw/pois ta)piti/mia.
[1] The headword phrase, in the dative singular (including the adjective liparh/s; cf. lambda 578, lambda 583) comes from the scholia to Sophocles, Electra 1378: see below. The related verb is defined at lambda 579.
[2] Comparable definitions in e.g. the Lexicon on Gregory of Nazianzus (Coislin ms.) "liparw=s: luxuriously, richly" and Hesychius lambda1084 "lipare/ws: abundantly". This is properly the adverbial form of liparo/s "oily, fatty, rich", which has here been mistakenly attached to this adjective.
[3] Sophocles, Electra 1377-1382 (web address 1); cf. tau 104.
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 13 June 2009@21:04:17.
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