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Headword: *kremo/w
Adler number: kappa,2371
Translated headword: I shall hang, I will hang
Vetting Status: high
[kremo/w means the same as] krema/sw. "To hang up the shield".[1] Standing for 'to be at peace';[2] for in peacetime shields are hung up.[3]
Greek Original:
*kremo/w: krema/sw. krema/sai th\n a)spi/da. a)nti\ tou= ei)rhneu=sai: e)n ga\r ei)rh/nh| kre/mantai ai( a)spi/des.
The headword, kremo/w, is the Homeric future of krema/nnumi (e.g. Iliad 7.83); classical Attic normally uses the contracted form kremw=, the Koine the sigmatic krema/sw (the Suda's gloss here). See LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Aristophanes, Acharnians 58; but the mss. of Aristophanes have plural ta\s a)spi/das, "the shields", which suits the context better.
[2] This phrase is not found in the surviving scholia to Acharnians 58.
[3] Shields and spears were hung on walls when not in use; a hung-up shield is likewise a symbol of peace at Acharnians 279.
Dunbar, Nan. Aristophanes: Birds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 301-2 (on line 436).
Olson, S. Douglas. Aristophanes: Acharnians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 88 (on lines 56-8).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Alan Sommerstein on 16 July 2003@05:36:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 16 July 2003@05:58:14.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 March 2013@08:23:00.
Catharine Roth (supplemented note) on 11 September 2013@23:53:55.


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