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Headword: *)afobo/splagxnos
Adler number: alpha,4634
Translated headword: fearless of heart
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is daring.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the dative plural] a)fo/bois ["fearless"], [meaning] those not inducing fear, that is sheep. "[Do you see] me as dauntless in horrible battles, terrible of hand amongst unformidable beasts?"[2]
Greek Original:
*)afobo/splagxnos: o( tolmhro/s. kai\ *)afo/bois, toi=s mh\ fo/bon e)mpoiou=si, toute/sti toi=s proba/tois. to\n e)n dai/+ois a)/treston ma/xais e)n a)fo/bois me qhrsi\ deino\n xe/ras;
[1] Probably, as Adler suggests, from a scholium to Aristophanes, Frogs 496, where this headword (uniquely) occurs (web address 1).
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 365-366 (web address 2). The scholia there provide the material here.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@00:17:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation and note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 5 June 2001@04:16:11.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 28 August 2002@10:03:36.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 May 2012@07:52:04.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@07:19:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a link) on 30 December 2015@01:13:50.


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