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Headword: *dou=pon
Adler number: delta,1426
Translated headword: thud
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] noise.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the nominative] dou=pos, [meaning] death with a noise.[2]
Greek Original:
*dou=pon: yo/fon. kai\ *dou=pos, qa/natos meta\ yo/fou.
cf. delta 1425 for the related verb.
[1] = Synagoge delta354; Photius, Lexicon delta731; cf. Hesychius delta2264, gamma228. The headword is accusative singular of the noun dou=pos, used in epic for the sound a slain warrior makes in falling (and for other dull, heavy sounds). From the scholia on Homer, Iliad 4.455, where it occurs (web address 1).
[2] This striking gloss, also in ps.-Zonaras, comes from a scholion (Aristonicus) on Homer, Iliad 23.679, where the perfect participle dedoupo/tos occurs. See also Hesychius delta2264.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 March 2005@21:55:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 6 March 2005@06:00:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 1 August 2011@21:41:13.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 17 July 2012@04:04:25.
William Hutton (augmented notes) on 8 September 2013@22:22:43.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 November 2015@09:11:37.


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