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Headword: *)amaruga/s
Adler number: alpha,1501
Translated headword: glimpses, glimmers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] glances. Some, however, [say they are] rays of vision. Also [sc. attested is the singular] a)marugh/, [meaning what comes] from lamps.[1]
And in Aristophanes [it signifies] motion: "swift is the pronouncement of the Muses, like the glimmer of horses."[2] That is, the pronouncement of the Muses is swift, like a swift horse, since words [are] winged.[3]
Greek Original:
*)amaruga/s: o)/yeis. oi( de\ a)kti=nas o)/yews. kai\ *)amarugh/, lamphdw/n. kai\ para\ *)aristofa/nei h( ki/nhsis. w)kei=a *mousa/wn fa/tis, oi(/aper i(/ppwn a)maruga/. toute/stin h( tw=n *mousw=n fa/tis taxei=a/ e)stin, w(s i(/ppos w)kei=a, e)pei\ ptero/entes oi( lo/goi.
The headword noun is accusative plural, quoted from somewhere -- probably Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3.1018; cf. the scholia there.
[1] Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1133 and alpha1130 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 924-5 (web address 1). The following gloss comes from the scholia there.
[3] And had been traditionally described as such since Homer.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; philosophy; poetry; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 April 2001@14:08:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 April 2001@09:42:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@07:18:27.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweaking) on 20 August 2013@08:49:07.


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