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Headword: *hu)xe/nize
Adler number: eta,654
Translated headword: was cutting the throat
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was cutting off [at] the neck, was beheading. [sc. This verb is] what Homer calls to draw up [a)neru/ein].[1]
Greek Original:
*hu)xe/nize: to\n tra/xhlon a)pe/kopten, e)laimoto/mei. o(/per *(/omhros a)neru/ein fhsi/.
The headword is imperfect of au)xeni/zw, third person singular. From a scholion on Sophocles, Ajax 298-9, where it is used (of the demented Ajax slaughtering livestock: web address 1); cf. alpha 2950.
[1] Of a ship's sails: Homer, Odyssey 9.77, 12.402.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; mythology; science and technology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 November 2006@00:11:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 13 November 2006@03:18:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 21 December 2012@06:17:48.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 26 December 2012@14:28:30.


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