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Headword: *gigantia=|
Adler number: gamma,263
Translated headword: acts the giant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] thinks the thoughts of the giants. The Pisidian [says] about Chosroes: "he acts the giant and desires to become a tyrant."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] gigantiai=on o)/noma ["gigantic name"], [meaning] a great one.[2] Also [sc. attested is the word] gigantole/teira, [meaning] she who destroyed the Giants. Also gigantole/tis, likewise feminine.[3] Also [sc. masculine] gigantole/twr.[4]
Greek Original:
*gigantia=|: ta\ tw=n *giga/ntwn fronei=. *pisi/dhs peri\ *xosro/ou: gigantia=| de\ kai\ turannh=sai qe/lei. kai\ *gigantiai=on o)/noma, to\ me/ga. kai\ *gigantole/teira, h( tou\s *gi/gantas o)lou=sa. kai\ *gigantole/tis, o(moi/ws qhlukw=s. kai\ *gigantole/twr.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 1.30. For Chosroes see chi 418.
[2] Otherwise unattested.
[3] The former is attested only here; the latter is used of Athena in ps.-Lucian.
[4] Used of Zeus in Lucian.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; imagery; mythology; poetry; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 June 2002@00:05:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 27 June 2002@03:32:34.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 August 2010@04:49:42.
David Whitehead (more notes and keywords) on 7 June 2012@07:59:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 9 September 2012@01:50:35.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@04:00:01.


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