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Headword: *qrh/nous
Adler number: theta,481
Translated headword: laments
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] them called amongst us called lament-singers (qrhnw|dou/s).[1] Homer[2] dissolves the composition[3] and calls them laments. To lament [is] barbarian.[4] Over Patroclus at any rate it does not happen.[5]
Greek Original:
*qrh/nous: tou\s par' h(mi=n legome/nous qrhnw|dou/s. dialu/sas *(/omhros th\n su/nqesin qrh/nous au)tou\s kalei=. barbariko\n de\ to\ qrhnei=n. e)pi\ *patro/klw| gou=n ou) gi/netai.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 24.721 (next note). See also Pollux 6.201-202.
[2] Homer, Iliad 24.721 (web address 1). Here most manuscripts have qrh/nous (accusative) -- i.e. as the present headword -- which would be in apposition to a)oidou/s ("singers"), but editors accept the minority reading qrh/nwn e)ca/rxous, "leaders of laments."
[3] That is, uses the first element of the compound word alone, with the meaning of the whole word.
[4] cf. kappa 388.
[5] For Patroclus see pi 796.
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 29 September 2007@14:04:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 30 September 2007@01:24:59.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 September 2007@03:31:27.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 September 2007@18:50:15.
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