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Headword: *)amfilafe/s
Adler number: alpha,1739
Translated headword: abundant, wide-spreading
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] overshadowing, giving aid from both sides. And [sc. attested is] the feminine [noun] a)mfila/feia, [meaning] help from both sides.
Greek Original:
*)amfilafe/s: kata/skion, a)mfote/rwqen bohqou/menon. kai\ qhlukw=s *)amfila/feia, a)mfote/rwqen boh/qeia.
Same material, variously, in other lexica. The primary headword, evidently quoted from somewhere (there are numerous possibilities), is neuter singular of the adjective a)mfilafh/s; the secondary one is the related abstract noun.
On the adjective see LSJ s.v.; it has a cluster of meanings both literal (e.g. a wide-spreading tree, thick hair) and figurative.
See also alpha 1740.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 August 2000@13:08:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 July 2002@11:30:35.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 21 February 2012@03:29:30.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 3 March 2012@23:05:15.
David Whitehead on 24 June 2015@02:50:47.


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