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Headword: *peforugme/non
Adler number: pi,1426
Translated headword: soiled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something that has been] covered. "Twice four-fathomed,[1] soiled with much foam."[2]
Greek Original:
*peforugme/non: kekalumme/non. dissa/ki tetro/guion pollw=| peforugme/non a)frw=|.
The headword, perfect middle/passive participle of the verb foru/ssw, is extracted from the quotation given.
The entry explains an obscure usage of a word from an epigram (ascribed to Antipater of Sidon) in Greek Anthology 6.223.2; it describes a sea-creature called a scolopendra (sigma 646); cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 28); (vol. II, 74-75); and this epigram's further excerpts at alpha 1732, gamma 456, epsilon 3049, omicron 521, and xi 15. On the scolopendra's purported size in the epigram, see omicron 521.
[1] tetro/guion is tetro/rguion.
[2] The lexicographer has pollw=| for the epigram's a(/pan: "all soiled with foam."
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Philip Forness on 7 March 2012@21:27:26.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 8 March 2012@00:36:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 March 2012@03:11:46.
David Whitehead on 1 October 2013@09:40:31.
Ronald Allen (expanded primary note, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 13 July 2021@16:37:22.


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