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Headword: *deimale/os
Adler number: delta,322
Translated headword: frightened; frightening
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] timid.[1]
And someone/something creating cowardice and fear. "O Cerberus, you who bark a frightening howl at the corpses, now fear you a horrid corpse."[2]
Greek Original:
*deimale/os: eu)labh/s. kai\ o( deili/as kai\ fo/bou e)mpoihtiko/s. *ke/rbere deimale/hn u(lakh\n neku/essin i)a/llwn, h)/dh frikale/on dei/diqi kai\ su\ ne/kun.
Notes:
For the dual sense of this adjective see LSJ s.v.
cf. generally delta 321 and the other cross-references there.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.69.1-2.
Keywords: definition; ethics; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 December 2003@14:49:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 December 2003@04:56:49.
David Whitehead (more notes; tweaking) on 20 June 2012@04:37:04.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2015@09:34:37.

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