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Headword: *mukh/santos
Adler number: mu,1394
Translated headword: after it had roared, when it had roared
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] after/when it had sounded. Homer [writes]: "self-moving roared the gates of heaven, which the Hours had in their keeping".[1] And in the Epigrams: "after it [sc. a drum] had roared heavily, the boldest of animals [i.e. the lion] ran away faster than a deer".[2]
Greek Original:
*mukh/santos: h)xh/santos. *(/omhros: au)to/matai de\ pu/lai mu/kon ou)ranou=, a(\s e)/xon *(=wrai. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: ou(= baru\ mukh/santos, o( qarsalew/teros a)/llwn tetrapo/dwn e)la/fwn e)/dramen o)cu/teron.
The headword is the aorist active participle, masculine or neuter genitive singular, of the (usually middle) verb muka/omai; presumably from the second quotation given here. For this verb see also mu 1399.
[1] Homer, Iliad 5.749 = 8.393 (web addresses 1 and 2), with the epic aorist active mu/kon (third person plural, unaugmented).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.220.11-12 (Dioskorides/Dioscorides), a Gallus is able to drive away a threatening lion by beating his timbrel; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 85-86); (vol. II, 245-246); and further extracts from this epigram at epsilon 4078, theta 198, lambda 74, omicron 374, tau 1167, and theta 6. The Galli (gamma 41 and gamma 42) were eunuch priests devoted to the Phrygian goddess Kybele (kappa 2586).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; imagery; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 23 February 2009@12:54:14.
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