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Headword: *diopteu/swn
Adler number: delta,1191
Translated headword: intending to spy upon
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] intending to look thoroughly, intending to watch closely.
Greek Original:
*diopteu/swn: dioyo/menos, kataskoph/swn.
= Synagoge delta312, Photius delta647; cf. Hesychius delta1902. From commentary to Homer, Iliad 10.451 (cf. scholia to that passage), where Diomedes [Author, Myth] addresses Dolon with the words "(we will release you... yet you will come to us hereafter) either to spy upon us or to face us in a direct combat" (h)e\ diopteu/swn h)\ e)nanti/bion polemi/cwn). See the text at web address 1. The future participle is used as the equivalent of a final clause, in connection with the verb u(/steron ei)=sqa "you will come" of the previous line.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 10 January 2005@22:00:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 January 2005@01:15:51.
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 11 January 2005@03:05:30.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 11 January 2005@14:33:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 July 2012@07:58:56.
William Hutton (tweaked translation, augmented note) on 28 August 2013@11:45:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 4 September 2016@16:42:43.


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