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Headword: *)afa/rteroi
Adler number: alpha,4559
Translated headword: swifter [horses]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] faster [ones].[1] From the [word] a)/far, a)/fartos.[2]. "The horses are swifter"; the ones [that were so] earlier. Homer [sc. writes this].[3]
Greek Original:
*)afa/rteroi: taxu/teroi. a)po\ tou= a)/far a)/fartos. i(/ppoi de/ toi e)/asin a)fa/rteroi: oi(\ to\ pa/ros per. *(/omhros.
Similar material in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
[1] From the scholia to the line of Homer about to be quoted.
[2] Presented here as nominative and genitive of an adjective meaning "swift"; in fact a)/far is mainly attested as a poetic adverb (see LSJ s.v.).
[3] An approximation of Homer, Iliad 23.311 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 August 2001@17:35:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 8 August 2001@03:27:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; betacode and other cosmetics) on 6 May 2012@07:17:36.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 2 April 2015@23:59:35.
David Whitehead on 3 April 2015@03:14:25.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode and link) on 22 December 2015@22:31:55.


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