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Headword: *)epeqei/aze
Adler number: epsilon,2031
Translated headword: was putting on the god
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was behaving maniacally, was becoming god-possessed.[1] Menander [writes]: "the commander went up on one of the 7 hills, started putting on the god with foreign utterances and with his haughty mind started using arrogant speech."[2]
Greek Original:
*)epeqei/aze: manikw=s dieti/qeto, qeo/lhptos e)gi/gneto. *me/nandros: o( de\ h(gemw\n e)n e(ni\ tw=n z# lo/fwn a)nelqw\n e)peqei/aze r(h/masi barba/rois kai\ gau/rw| tw=| fronh/mati megalhgori/a| e)xrh=to.
[1] For this verb cf. epsilon 2032, epsilon 2331, and Hesychius epsilon4309. Its third person singular imperfect, here, is presumably extracted from the quotation given (though there are earlier instances in Josephus, Appian and Philostratus).
[2] Menander Protector fr. 36 Blockley, probably via a lost part of the Excerpta of Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; politics; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 31 August 2007@05:12:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 August 2007@07:29:55.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, raised status) on 24 October 2007@11:35:33.
David Whitehead (updated ref) on 3 January 2012@05:45:18.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 21 January 2016@06:38:07.


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