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Headword: *)/askopon
Adler number: alpha,4179
Translated headword: unimaginable
Vetting Status: high
Meaning unexpected.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] a)/skopos lw/bh ["unimaginable outrage"], [meaning one] never seen before, that is, death.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/askopon: a)nti\ tou= a)prosdo/khton. kai\ *)/askopos lw/bh, a)proo/ratos, toute/stin o( qa/natos.
[1] The headword is masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective. It must be quoted from somewhere; there are numerous possibilities.
[2] This phrase (or rather the Doric form a)/skopos lw/ba) occurs in Sophocles, Electra 864 (web address 1 below). What follows in the gloss here is from the scholia to that line.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@21:02:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@10:06:27.
David Whitehead (another note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@10:22:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 26 November 2015@02:02:12.


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