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Headword: *kroai/nwn
Adler number: kappa,2457
Translated headword: stamping
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] striking with the feet. Or desiring.
Greek Original:
*kroai/nwn: toi=s posi\ krou/wn, h)\ e)piqumw=n.
The headword is present participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb kroai/nw. Same glossing in other lexica, and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 6.507 (= 15.264), where it is used of a horse in a simile (web address 1, and quoted under alpha 935).
According to Aristonicus, Archilochus was wrong to interpret kroai/nwn as "desiring" (but the verb does not appear among the fragments of the poet Archilochus). Apollonius the Sophist offers both interpretations as alternatives.
The participle also occurs in an Anacreontic fragment (West 60.6), where the context is musical ("striking up a melody").
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; meter and music; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 February 2009@01:32:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 25 February 2009@03:10:51.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added keyword) on 25 February 2009@16:19:18.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 26 February 2009@02:51:22.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 March 2013@06:02:17.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 March 2013@01:43:04.


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