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Headword: *diekwdw/nisen
Adler number: delta,907
Translated headword: thoroughly sounded out
Vetting Status: high
Meaning he/she/it tried and deceived.[1] The metaphor [comes] either from patrols keeping watch by night with their trumpets; or from those examining fighting quails by the sound of the trumpet.[2]
Greek Original:
*diekwdw/nisen: a)nti\ tou= diepei/rase kai\ e)chpa/thsen. h( de\ metafora\ h)\ a)po\ tw=n peripolou/ntwn toi=s kw/dwsi nukto\s ta\s fulaka/s: h)\ a)po\ tw=n dokimazo/ntwn tou\s maxi/mous o)/rtugas tw=| h)/xw| tou= kw/dwnos.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on the appearance of the headword in Demosthenes 19.167 (web address 1).
[1] So the transmitted text; but Harpokration shows that the second glossing verb should be not e)chpa/thsen but e)ch/tasen, "tested".
[2] Or bell.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; meter and music; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2000@07:33:36.
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David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@08:06:44.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added betacode; added link) on 11 September 2003@16:25:36.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:11:10.
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