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Headword: *)apodiopompei=sqai
Adler number: alpha,3297
Translated headword: to conjure away, to escort away, to set aside
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning] to send [sc. pollution] away to propitiating Zeus and [so] in effect to bring about purification or appeasement.
"They escort the long-eared owls away to the birds."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the the imperative] a)podiopompei/sqw ["let him be sent out"], let him be chased [away].[2]
Greek Original:
*)apodiopompei=sqai: ai)tiatikh=|. a)pope/mpesqai pro\s to\n prostro/paion *di/a kai\ oi(onei\ kaqai/resqai h)\ i(la/skesqai. tou\s nuktiko/rakas ei)s tou\s o)/rnis a)podiopompou=ntai. kai\ *)apodiopompei/sqw, a)podiwke/sqw.
cf. delta 1189, and see generally Robert Parker, Miasma (Oxford 1983) 28-29 with appendix 6 on what lies behind this entry: a rite of purification/appeasement for Zeus Meilichios involving (as scapegoat) the fleece of a ram.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable.
[2] Again under delta 1189; evidently quoted from somewhere.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 February 2001@17:30:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keyword) on 18 March 2001@05:04:06.
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