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Headword: *difrhlatw=n
Adler number: delta,1292
Translated headword: driving a chariot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] chariot-driving. Sophocles [writes]: "but you, O Sun who drive your chariot through the lofty heaven, when you see my paternal earth, hold back your golden reins and announce my fate and my death." Ajax says [this].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] difrhla/ths ["chariot-driver"].[2]
Greek Original:
*difrhlatw=n: a(rmathlatw=n. *sofoklh=s: su\ d', w)= to\n ai)pu\n ou)rano\n difrhlatw=n h(/lie, patrw/|an th\n e)mh\n o(/tan xqo/na i)/dh|s, e)pisxw\n xruso/nwton h(ni/an a)/ggeilon a)/tas ta\s e)ma\s mo/ron t' e)mo/n. o( *ai)/as fhsi/. kai\ *difrhla/ths.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 845-848 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. alphaiota 274, epsilon 2655.
[2] cf. delta 1295 (end).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 August 2004@17:50:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 27 August 2004@03:07:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 15 July 2012@07:18:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 July 2012@19:34:39.


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