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Headword: *dieperaiw/qh
Adler number: delta,934
Translated headword: were ferried across
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] were drawn across, passed through. "Swords drawn from their sheaths were ferried across." Meaning were bared. For unless drawn to the end [pe/ras], they do not emerge.
Greek Original:
*dieperaiw/qh: dieilku/sqh, dih=lqe. kolew=n e)rusta\ dieperaiw/qh ci/fh. a)nti\ tou= e)gumnw/qh. ei) mh\ ga\r ei)s pe/ras e(lkusqh=|, ou)k e)ce/rxetai.
Sophocles, Ajax 730 (web address 1), and scholion on this verse.
NB: the headword and all its glosses are singular in Greek, because the neuter plural 'swords' takes a singular verb; this cannot be reproduced in translation without grammatical incongruity.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Meredith Grau on 2 August 2004@12:28:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation; added note, link, and keyword; set status) on 2 August 2004@15:56:08.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note and keywords) on 3 August 2004@03:21:50.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 July 2011@19:59:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 July 2011@03:33:20.
David Whitehead on 9 July 2012@03:51:34.


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