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Headword: *)otteuome/nh
Adler number: omicron,730
Translated headword: divining from ominous sounds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] receiving an omen, taking auguries, prophesying.[1]
"Making divination from the very appearance of the envoys [the Carthaginians] fell into all kinds of wailing and lamentation."[2] Or interpreting omens from the flight of birds.
Greek Original:
*)otteuome/nh: klh|donizome/nh, oi)wnizome/nh, manteuome/nh. e)c au)th=s de\ th=s tw=n pre/sbewn e)mfa/sews o)tteuo/menoi ei)s pantodapa\s oi)mwga\s kai\ qrh/nous e)ne/pipton. h)/toi to\ o)rneoskopou=ntes.
cf. generally omicron 726, omicron 731.
[1] From the fuller scholia on Aristophanes, Lysistrata 597, where the headword (feminine singular of this participle) occurs (web address 1).
[2] Polybius 36.7.2 (web address 2), preserved only here; cf. alpha 3239.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 March 2004@01:23:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 2 April 2004@09:35:17.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 July 2013@06:27:41.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 31 July 2013@01:37:06.
David Whitehead (expanded a note) on 4 March 2015@12:21:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 15 February 2021@18:53:57.


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