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Headword: *duste/kmarton
Adler number: delta,1695
Translated headword: hard to detect
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] hard to pin down, hard to seek, hard to find, hard to apprehend. "Where will the hard-to-detect trace of the ancient crime be found?"[1]
Also [sc. attested is] 'harder to detect', [meaning] harder to apprehend.[2]
Greek Original:
*duste/kmarton: duskate/rgaston, duszh/thton, duseu/reton, duskata/lhpton. pou= d' eu(reqh/setai i)/xnos palaia=s duste/kmarton ai)ti/as; kai\ *dustekmarto/teron, duskatalhpto/teron.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 108-9 (web address 1), with comments from the scholia thereto.
[2] This comparative (masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular), with the same glossing in other lexica, must also be quoted from somewhere but is not independently attested.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; mythology; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 September 2004@20:50:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 14 September 2004@03:35:21.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 July 2012@04:10:12.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 7 March 2015@10:25:23.


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