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Headword: *)eggei/nwntai
Adler number: epsilon,54
Translated headword: they would engender
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they would beget. Homer [writes]: "[I fear...that flies] would engender worms, and would dishonor the corpse."
Greek Original:
*)eggei/nwntai: gennh/swsin. *(/omhros: eu)la\s e)ggei/nwntai, a)eiki/sswsi de\ nekro/n.
Homer, Iliad 19.26 (Achilles on the dead Patroclus), with the gloss from the scholia there; similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; zoology
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 11 August 2003@07:31:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; supplied note; modified keywords) on 11 August 2003@07:39:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 24 July 2012@04:37:58.
David Whitehead on 3 December 2015@06:09:14.


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