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Headword: *)agxo/nh
Adler number: alpha,412
Translated headword: noose, strangling
Vetting Status: high
Slipknot, rope, [when it is] paroxytone; but "strangling", the deed, [is] oxytone.[1]
The activity.
Also [sc. attested is the related aorist participle] a)gxonh/sas ["he having strangled"]: he having choked.[2]
But [sc. also attested is] a)pagxoni/sas.[3]
Greek Original:
*)agxo/nh: o( bro/xos, to\ sxoini/on, parocuto/nws, *)agxonh\ de\ to\ pra=gma o)cuto/nws. h( e)ne/rgeia. kai\ *)agxonh/sas: pni/cas. *)apagxoni/sas de/.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 125 (where the paroxytone headword occurs). But LSJ s.v. ignores any such distinction: see web address 1 below.
[2] Presumably quoted from somewhere, but attested only here.
[3] The point of this addendum appears to be that when the verb is compound (ap-) the aorist participle ends -isas rather than -esas; cf. generally alpha 2870.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 October 2000@22:39:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 29 April 2002@10:44:26.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 May 2008@05:21:38.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 9 January 2012@08:33:49.


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