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Headword: Otteuomenê
Adler number: omicron,730
Translated headword: divining from ominous sounds
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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:
Otteuomenê: klêidonizomenê, oiônizomenê, manteuomenê. ex autês de tês tôn presbeôn emphaseôs otteuomenoi eis pantodapas oimôgas kai thrênous enepipton. êtoi to orneoskopountes.
Notes:
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.
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