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Headword: *porqmeu/ein
Adler number: pi,2069
Translated headword: to act as a ferryman; to operate a ferry
Vetting Status: high
"He finds Nessos acting as a ferryman for a fee and persuades him to ferry Alcmene and Deianeira".[1]
Greek Original:
*porqmeu/ein. eu(ri/skei *ne/sson porqmeu/onta misqou= kai\ pei/qei au)to/n, w(s porqmeu/seien *)alkmh/nhn kai\ *dhi+a/neiran.
For terms cognate with this unglossed headword, the present infinitive of porqmeu/w, see pi 2070, pi 2071, pi 2072, pi 2073, pi 2074, pi 2075.
[1] The quotation (which contains the present participle, masculine accusative singular, of the headword verb) was attributed by de Boor, as Adler notes, to either Nicolaus of Damascus or John of Antioch; Favuzzi, cited under delta 404, now favours Nicolaus. (The phrase *ne/sson porqmeu/onta also occurs in Pausanias 10.38.2, but the rest of that passage is quite different.) In any event it is describing the myth -- best known as the background to Sophocles' tragedy Women of Trachis -- involving Heracles, his wife Deianeira, and the lustful centaur Nessus; cf. delta 381, theta 412, nu 256. (Alcmene [alpha 1294], Heracles' mother, seems misplaced in this context.)
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 August 2010@10:43:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 August 2010@18:38:17.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 9 August 2010@03:21:15.
David Whitehead (expansions to note) on 26 October 2011@07:47:59.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@07:28:03.
David Whitehead on 12 March 2014@06:59:06.


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