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Headword: *)/axeiros
Adler number: alpha,4690
Translated headword: handless
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who lacks a hand, [a word formed] by metaplasm.[1]
The Pisidian [writes]: "footless, handless, he does not press on the throat; each had full sets of limbs." He says [this] about the cruelty of Chosroes.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/axeiros: o( xeiro\s e)sterhme/nos, kata\ metaplasmo/n. *pisi/dhs: a)/pous, a)/xeiros, ou) barei= to\n au)xe/na: plh/reis e(ka/stw| tw=n melw=n ai( sunqe/seis. peri\ th=s *xosro/ou w)mo/thto/s fhsi.
[1] Metaplasm is '[t]he formation of cases of nouns or tenses of verbs from a non-existent nominative or present' (LSJ s.v.).
[2] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 1.45-46. For Chosroes see generally chi 418.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; medicine; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 December 2001@13:16:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 29 August 2002@04:26:37.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2012@07:17:33.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 November 2014@19:29:54.
David Whitehead (added a note) on 27 November 2014@02:46:20.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@08:29:24.


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