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Headword: *diaklimaki/sas
Adler number: delta,583
Translated headword: having used the klimax
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having wrestled with. For klimax and klimakismos ['executing the klimax'] [are] a certain type of wrestling-hold.
Greek Original:
*diaklimaki/sas: diapalai/sas. kli/mac ga\r kai\ klimakismo/s, pa/laisma poio/n.
See also kappa 1749. The noun klimax literally means a ladder (kappa 1803, kappa 1806); for its application to a wrestling-hold see also e.g. Sophocles, Trachiniae 521.
The present headword (aorist active participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb diaklimaki/zw) is quoted here from comedy: Plato Comicus fr. 124 Kock = 132 K.-A. Same entry in other lexica.
Keywords: athletics; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 27 June 2003@11:05:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 28 June 2003@05:39:58.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 28 June 2012@06:52:54.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 January 2015@08:56:04.
David Whitehead (coding) on 21 October 2015@02:59:47.


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