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Headword: *)aperei/sia
Adler number: alpha,3040
Translated headword: boundless, countless
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] limitless gifts. Homer [writes]: "boundless ransoms."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the nominative singular] a)perei/sios, [meaning] infinite, copious.
Greek Original:
*)aperei/sia: a)/peira dw=ra. *(/omhros: a)perei/si' a)/poina. kai\ *)aperei/sios, a)/peiros, polu/s.
The primary headword, extracted from the quotation given, is neuter plural.
[1] Homer, Iliad 1.13 (web address 1), with the gloss from the scholia there.
The word can appear as either a)peire/sios or a)perei/sios by metrical lengthening from *a)pere/sios; cf. alpha 3131.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 January 2001@23:25:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Augmented note.) on 13 January 2001@00:56:07.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 August 2002@11:20:57.
Catharine Roth (added betacode, upgraded link) on 3 November 2011@01:35:32.
David Whitehead (added primary note and another keyword; tweaks) on 3 November 2011@04:49:18.
David Whitehead on 27 March 2012@05:46:36.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2015@07:27:32.


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