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Headword: *)amfhrefe/s
Adler number: alpha,1696
Translated headword: close-covered
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] covered or shaded on all sides.
Greek Original:
*)amfhrefe/s: a)mfote/rwqen e)stegasme/non h)\ kata/skion.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1298 Theodoridis.
This adjective is best known for its application to Apollo's quiver in Homer, Iliad 1.45, but it is feminine there. The neuter, here, is perhaps extracted from Agathias: see 1.10 (of a cave) and esp. 3.5 (at sigma 901).
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 October 2000@10:51:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 18 July 2002@09:11:06.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked note) on 17 February 2012@05:37:58.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@04:12:04.


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