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Headword: *kate/dei
Adler number: kappa,919
Translated headword: was binding
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was fettering. Josephus [writes]: "and [Delilah] was binding this man [Samson] with the vine-branches as tightly as possible."[1]
Greek Original:
*kate/dei: e)de/smei. *)iw/shpos: kai\ kate/dei tou=ton toi=s klh/masi kata\ to\ i)sxuro/taton.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given. (Its sense is perhaps conative: sought to bind.)
[1] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 5.309 (web address 1); cf. generally sigma 87.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; religion; women
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 31 July 2008@12:43:02.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes; modified keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 August 2008@03:58:37.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 February 2013@05:01:09.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2016@09:42:23.
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