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Headword: *sfada/zein
Adler number: sigma,1706
Translated headword: to struggle
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to (?)trouble, to die hard, to be anxious in vain, to take things hard, to bemoan angrily.[1]
*sfada/zein also [means] to throb, from the [verb] to be anxious.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] sfakeli/zein ["to have spasms"].[3]
Greek Original:
*sfada/zein: qra/ssein, dusqanatei=n, matai/ws spa=sqai, xalepai/nein, met' o)rgh=s stena/zein. *sfada/zein kai\ to\ phda=n, a)po\ tou= spa=sqai. kai\ sfakeli/zein.
Notes:
For this verb see also sigma 1707.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius sigma852, where Theodoridis presents the first glossing synonym as (obelized) fra/ssein rather than the Suda's qra/ssein but actually follows Ruhnken and Schleusner in believing that the correct reading is the one transmitted in the Lexicon Cyrillianum: bra/ssein "to shake violently".
[2] Similarly in other lexica (e.g. Hesychius sigma2829) and scholia (e.g. to Sophocles, Ajax 833).
[3] cf. alpha 4293.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; medicine; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 June 2014@04:29:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (coding, status) on 6 June 2014@09:29:19.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 6 June 2014@09:36:24.

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