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Headword: *dusa/nthton
Adler number: delta,1595
Translated headword: hard to withstand
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] hard to manage, hard to respond to.
Greek Original:
*dusa/nthton: dusxere/s, dusapa/nthton.
= Synagoge delta388; Photius, Lexicon delta796; cf. Hesychius delta2525, and contrast Hesychius delta2510. The headword adjective -- here in its neuter nominative/accusative singular form, quoted from somewhere -- is commonly used in Patristic and Byzantine literature (though its origins are earlier, between the first and second centuries AD, with Plutarch, Lucian and others).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 14 March 2005@16:48:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword, translation, note) on 15 March 2005@05:50:13.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 19 July 2012@06:18:03.
William Hutton (augmented notes) on 14 September 2013@01:00:27.
David Whitehead on 5 March 2015@08:12:57.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2015@06:40:29.


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