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Headword: *kata/steyon pe/don
Adler number: kappa,792
Translated headword: deck the plain with wreaths
Vetting Status: high
Meaning lead with [the olive branches] of suppliants. "First come and having decked the plain with wreaths [...]". They used also to call woolen fillets, too, "wreaths." "For whom the goddess, having carded wreaths, spun [...]."[1]
Greek Original:
*kata/steyon pe/don: a)nti\ tou= meq' i(kethriw=n a)fhgou=. to\ prw=ton i(/kou kai\ kateste/yas pe/don. ste/mmata e)/legon kai\ ta\ e)/ria. w(=| ste/mmata ch/nas' e)pe/klwsen qea/.
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 467 (web address 1), with scholion. The aorist participle kataste/yas is a variant reading for katastei/yas, "treading down", in this verse. The headword uses the aorist imperative.
[1] Euripides, Orestes 12 (web address 2).
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Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 August 2008@01:21:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 10 August 2008@04:22:16.
David Whitehead on 5 February 2013@06:23:38.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 11 April 2013@01:27:34.


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