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Headword: *)apotro/paioi
Adler number: alpha,3615
Translated headword: evil-averting, apotropaic
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be shunned, worthy of being hated; or averting evil things.[1]
"For thus they seemed to be apotropaic and evil-deterring."[2]
Greek Original:
*)apotro/paioi: feuktoi\, misei=sqai a)/cioi: h)\ a)potre/pontes ta\ kaka/. ou(/tw ga\r e)do/koun a)potro/paioi/ tines ei)=nai kai\ a)leci/kakoi.
See also alpha 3616.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; drawn from the scholia to various passages where the headword adjective (here nominative plural) occurs, e.g. Plato, Laws 854B.
[2] Part of Menander Protector fr. 10.3 Blockley.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@13:03:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes) on 12 June 2001@03:52:34.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 22 August 2002@08:09:59.
David Whitehead (updated ref) on 3 January 2012@05:00:38.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 8 April 2012@05:26:06.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2015@04:04:19.


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