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Headword: *)episfuri/ois
Adler number: epsilon,2652
Translated headword: with ankle-pieces
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with the things tied around the greaves.
Greek Original:
*)episfuri/ois: toi=s e)pi\ tw=n knhmi/dwn peridedeme/nois.
= Synagoge epsilon749; Photius, Lexicon epsilon1738. The headword is dative plural, and occurs as such in an Iliadic armor formula kala/s, a)rgure/oisin e)pisfuri/ois a)rarui/as ("fine [greaves] fitted with silver ankle-pieces"): Homer, Iliad 3.331 (web address 1), 11.18, 16.132. The entry probably derives from scholia/commentary on the first of these passages; cf. also Apollonius Sophistes, Homeric Lexicon 74.19-20, and Hesychius epsilon5275.
For 'greaves' see kappa 1866.
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Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 9 December 2007@06:36:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 December 2007@06:42:17.
William Hutton (clarified references) on 10 December 2007@04:24:44.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 October 2012@04:34:33.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 April 2015@00:13:10.


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