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Headword: Okchê
Adler number: omicron,131
Translated headword: prop
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] support, lift. "And he grasped a staff of heath, which became a prop of old age."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related aorist middle infinitive] o)kxh/sasqai ["to support oneself"], [meaning] to sit on [something].[2]
Greek Original:
Okchê: stêrigma, bastagma. gento d' ereikês skêpanion, ho dê pelen gêraos okchê. kai Okchêsasthai, epikathesthênai.
[1] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 355 Pfeiffer. Hesychius omicron503 also uses sth/rigma to gloss the word.
[2] Pfeiffer believes this is also from Callimachus' Hecale, and counts it as fr. 356. The o)kx- variant of the o)x- stem (o)xh/, o)xe/w) is unattested outside Callimachus (via the lexicographers).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 29 November 2009@19:29:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 30 November 2009@00:13:39.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 November 2009@03:14:09.
David Whitehead (adjustments) on 24 June 2013@03:45:13.


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