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Headword: Ὑφέντες
Adler number: upsilon,708
Translated headword: having put under
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] having positioned, having placed. "Having laid an ambush, they kill this man by deception."[1]
And elsewhere: "having laid a trap, Acastus schemed against Peleus; and the latter, realising [this], moved to war."[2]
καθίσας : out of which [comes] the [phrase] "he laid a trap" and "he sat on a throne".[3]
Greek Original:
Ὑφέντες: ἐγκαθίσαντες, ὑποβαλόντες. οἱ δὲ ἐνέδραν ὑφέντες κτείνουσι τοῦτον δόλῳ. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ Ἄκαστος λόχον ὑφείσας ἐπεβούλευσε τῷ Πηλεῖ. καὶ ὃς αἰσθόμενος ἐς πόλεμον κατέστη. καθίσας: ἐξ οὗ καὶ τὸ εἷσε λόχον καὶ εἷσεν ἐπὶ θρόνου.
The headword (aorist active participle of ὑφίημι , masculine nominative plural) is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
cf. generally upsilon 720, upsilon 724.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[2] Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F55; cf. alpha 809 and esp. alpha 4309.
[3] Respectively, Homer, Iliad 6.189, and Odyssey 7.169 & 10.314; cf. epsiloniota 245.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2011@05:42:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 27 April 2011@23:59:04.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 28 April 2011@03:33:17.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@08:17:09.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2016@06:54:01.


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