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Headword: *mono/zwnoi
Adler number: mu,1225
Translated headword: single-belters
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] wandering barbarians; or bandits ready for battle.[1]
Sophocles [writes]: "but if he names one lonely wayfarer, then clearly this deed weighs against me."[2]
Greek Original:
*mono/zwnoi: e)/fodoi ba/rbaroi: h)\ a)pela/tai ma/ximoi. *sofoklh=s: ei) d' a)/ndr' e(/n' oi)o/zwnon au)dh/sei, safw=s tou=t' e)sti\n h)/dh tou)=rgon ei)s e)me\ r(e/pon.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu518 Theodoridis, where the editor claims the headword as quoted from the Septuagint (4 Kingdoms 5.2; other instances [DW] in 6.23 and 13.20). See also mu 1226 for more on the military use of the word. It is not extant before the Septuagint, but it is used to gloss oi)o/zwnos "alone and girt up, lonely wayfarer" in the scholia to the quoted passage of Sophocles.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 846-7 (web address 1); cf. preceding note.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 2 August 2009@21:27:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 August 2009@04:39:59.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 27 May 2013@03:42:58.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 18 May 2016@09:49:57.


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