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Headword: *)ali/astos
Adler number: alpha,1209
Translated headword: unshrinking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who/which is not fleeing away.
Greek Original:
*)ali/astos: o( mh\ e)kfeu/gwn.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon. (Hesychius s.v. has different glossing; Latte there regards the source as Homer, Iliad 2.797.)
This epic word is also used by (e.g.) Euripides in lyrics. From lia/zomai "recoil, shrink (from)" (cf. lambda 481).
Keywords: definition; epic; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 May 2000@19:52:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note) on 16 June 2002@15:48:37.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 9 May 2004@08:37:01.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 6 February 2012@05:18:30.
David Whitehead on 31 May 2015@10:55:30.


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