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Headword: *dusfhmi/a
Adler number: delta,1710
Translated headword: ill-omened words, words of ill omen
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bad news.[1]
"Contemplating the ill-omened words around the camp, the general was disturbed."[2]
Greek Original:
*dusfhmi/a: kakh\ a)ggeli/a. o( de\ strathgo\s qewrw=n th\n peri\ to\ strato/pedon dusfhmi/an e)tara/tteto.
[1] Mentioned by Pollux in a list of negative nouns; same gloss in ps.-Zonaras. For the opposite, see epsilon 3795.
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 February 2004@14:58:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 12 February 2004@03:06:36.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 10 March 2011@10:08:59.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 10 March 2011@16:05:26.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 July 2012@05:15:48.
David Whitehead (note typo) on 21 February 2015@10:56:29.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 February 2015@11:38:56.


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