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Headword: Pelidnon
Adler number: pi,945
Translated headword: livid
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] black/dark. It is also written pelitno/n, in Thucydides.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related aorist passive participle] pelidnwqei=sa ["having been made livid"], [meaning] having become sallow.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related present middle/passive participle] pelidnwme/nh ["turning livid"], meaning turning black.[3]
Greek Original:
Pelidnon: melan. legetai kai Pelitnon para Thoukudidêi. kai Pelidnôtheisa, ôchriasasa. kai Pelidnômenê, anti tou melainomenê.
Notes:
[1] Thus -- in Attic dialect -- in Thucydides 2.49.5, on the symptoms of the Plague in Athens (web address 1); cf. pi 946.
[2] From Callimachus, Hecale fr. 374; see in full at upsilon 488.
[3] Also feminine singular, but unattributable.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2004@06:08:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 19 May 2004@00:12:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 May 2004@04:04:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 September 2011@08:52:58.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 15 September 2011@00:10:18.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@05:53:47.

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