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Headword: *)apospodh=sai
Adler number: alpha,3541
Translated headword: to wear away
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to cause to disappear from sight. From spodos ["ash"]. For it makes the pre-existing substance of the wood disappear. Or to drive off and to make disappear, to throw away that which has been pounded. Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "to wear away the nails of my fingers".
Greek Original:
*)apospodh=sai: a)fani/sai. a)po\ th=s spodou=. au(/th ga\r a)fani/zei th\n prou+pa/rcasan u(/lhn tw=n cu/lwn. h)\ a)pokrou=sai kai\ a)fani/sai, tupto/menon e)kbalei=n. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisin: a)pospodh=sai tou\s o)/nuxas tw=n daktu/lwn.
Aristophanes, Birds 8 (web address 1), with scholion.
[1] This "fingers" actually means toes.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 June 2001@17:34:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 5 June 2001@03:13:52.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 22 August 2002@04:36:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 5 April 2012@07:14:25.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 6 December 2013@02:01:52.


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