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Headword: *katepi/ttwsan
Adler number: kappa,968
Translated headword: they pitch-treated
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they anointed with pitch.[1] "And they pitch-treated their[2] children and killed them by burning."[3]
Greek Original:
*katepi/ttwsan: pi/ssh| e)/xrisan. kai\ ta\ te/kna au)tw=n katepi/ttwsan kai\ a)pe/kteinan kataprhsqe/nta.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is aorist active of katapi/ttw/katapi/ssw, third person plural.
[2] Someone else's children, not their own.
[3] Hercher related this quotation to Aelian fr. 135, 138a and 138b Domingo-Forasté, (for which see alpha 3669, alpha 4367).
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 August 2008@00:55:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded nn.1 and 3; another keyword) on 11 August 2008@03:38:15.
David Whitehead on 7 February 2013@07:52:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 10 February 2013@00:02:26.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 5 June 2013@01:54:40.


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