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Headword: *te/ggesqai
Adler number: tau,213
Translated headword: to be moistened
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to yield, to give in.[1] Also te/ggei ["moistens"], [meaning he/she/it] makes wet, softens.[2]
In the Epigrams: "O king of the sea and lord of the earth, I dedicate to you a ship [which is] no longer moistened."[3]
Greek Original:
*te/ggesqai: ei)/kein, e)ndido/nai. kai\ *te/ggei, bre/xei, mala/ttei. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: nh=a/ soi, w)= po/ntou basileu= kai\ koi/rane gai/hs, a)nti/qemai mhke/ti teggome/nhn.
[1] Likewise in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Plato, Republic 361C.
[2] Likewise in other lexica; from the scholia to Plato, Laws 866D (and cf. generally tau 212, tau 214).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.70.1-2 (Macedonius the Consul).
Keywords: definition; imagery; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 September 2004@00:47:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 September 2004@03:43:57.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 29 April 2011@11:22:52.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 January 2014@06:56:41.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 April 2014@20:55:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 2 July 2022@01:16:21.


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