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Headword: *cifi/zein
Adler number: xi,73
Translated headword: to dance the sword-dance
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to stretch out the hand while making the appearance of the hand similar to a sword [xiphos].[1]
Interpretation of a dream: if you grasped a sword, expect to find a weapon [or: shield].[2]
Greek Original:
*cifi/zein: to\ xeirotonei=n, paraplh/sion ci/fei to\ th=s xeiro\s sxh=ma poiou=nta. lu/sis o)nei/rou: ci/fos katasxw\n o(/plon eu(rei=n prosdo/ka.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius xi33 Theodoridis (supplementary lemma to xiphismos). The verb is used by the comic poet Cratinus (fr. 219 Kock, now 234 Kassel-Austin); cf. generally xi 74.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dreams; imagery; military affairs; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@14:09:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 April 2001@07:48:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 30 September 2005@08:43:57.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword; raised status) on 7 October 2007@07:29:46.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 19 June 2013@04:16:15.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 13 July 2013@17:56:48.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@03:53:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 13 December 2020@00:49:57.


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