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Headword: *)/amfhkes
Adler number: alpha,1694
Translated headword: double-edged, ambiguous
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] sharpened on both sides.[1]
From the nominative a)mfh/khs. "Such a son is being raised for me, shining with a double-edged tongue." [So says] Aristophanes in Clouds.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/amfhkes: a)mfote/rwqen h)konhme/non. a)po\ th=s a)mfh/khs eu)qei/as. oi(=os e)moi\ tre/fetai pai=s a)mfh/kei glw/tth| la/mpwn. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.256, where the neuter singular headword occurs (of a sword); also in other lexica.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 1158-1160 (abridged), with scholion. See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 October 2000@10:44:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 2 March 2001@05:38:35.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; restorative cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@09:04:33.
Catharine Roth (updated link, added betacode) on 22 October 2011@12:28:50.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes, raised status) on 24 October 2011@01:16:52.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 24 October 2011@04:10:31.
David Whitehead on 17 February 2012@05:27:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 5 December 2013@00:36:42.
David Whitehead on 20 June 2015@10:28:39.


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