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Headword: *)amfi/dromon
Adler number: alpha,1723
Translated headword: enclosing, enveloping
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] spiral-shaped. "See just what sort of enveloping wave from the blood-red surges encircles me?"[1] [A] spiral-shaped [current is] that which drowns ships.
Greek Original:
*)amfi/dromon: e(likoeide/s. i)/desqe/ m' oi(=on a)/rti ku=ma foini/as u(po\ za/lhs a)mfi/dromon kuklei=tai. e(likoeide\s, o(\ bapti/zei ta\s nau=s.
The headword, neuter singular of this adjective, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 352-3 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2000@12:16:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@11:22:44.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 19 February 2012@07:56:18.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added keyword) on 3 March 2012@14:39:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 31 October 2013@01:26:42.
David Whitehead on 22 June 2015@11:13:09.


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