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Headword: *katamhsa/menos
Adler number: kappa,651
Translated headword: heaping on
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] throwing at, pouring over.[1] Josephus [writes]: "[Josephus] tearing his clothing and heaping dust on his head [...]"[2]
Greek Original:
*katamhsa/menos: e)pibalw/n, e)pikataxe/as. *)iw/shpos: o( de\ perirrh/cas th\n e)sqh=ta kai\ katamhsa/menos th=s kefalh=s ko/nin.
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is aorist middle participle of katama/w, masculine nominative singular.
[2] An approximation of Josephus, Jewish War 2.601 (where the first aorist participle is middle, not active as here, and the second -- the relevant one here -- is printed by most editors as the variant katapasa/menos, "sprinkling": see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 July 2008@17:41:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 July 2008@03:04:35.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@05:29:40.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 April 2013@22:13:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 15 May 2019@01:47:16.


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