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Headword: *zwpurh=sai
Adler number: zeta,154
Translated headword: to kindle
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to re-heat/warm up.[1]
[Formed] out of a metaphor from fire; Attic writers apply it to those recuperating from illness.[2] Strictly zwpurh=sai is to produce a large conflagration by blowing on a small splinter. It is also said of war.[3]
Greek Original:
*zwpurh=sai: a)naqa/lyai. e)k metafora=s a)po\ tou= puro/s, e)pi\ tou\s e)c a)rrwsti/as a)narwnnume/nous le/gousin *)attikoi/. *zwpurh=sai kuri/ws e)sti\ to\ e)k mikrou= spinqh=ros fusw=nta mega/lhn flo/ga a)na/yai. kai\ e)pi\ pole/mou de\ le/getai.
[1] The headword is aorist infinitive of the verb zwpure/w (cf. zeta 153, zeta 155).
[2] Likewise in Photius.
[3] And of peace (in Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 8.5.7).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 May 2005@04:43:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 27 May 2005@12:54:14.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 28 May 2005@00:31:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 29 May 2005@04:16:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:23:09.
David Whitehead on 2 December 2012@04:23:52.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 December 2012@00:39:32.
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