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Headword: *marmare/hn
Adler number: mu,220
Translated headword: gleaming
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] shining.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] marmare/aisin au)gai=s ["in gleaming rays"], [meaning in] shining [ones].[2] For marmai/rein ["to gleam"] [means] to shine and to be bright.[3]
Greek Original:
*marmare/hn: lampra/n. kai\ *marmare/aisin au)gai=s, tai=s lamprai=s. *marmai/rein ga\r to\ la/mpein kai\ katauga/zein.
The headword marmare/hn is feminine accusative singular of the epic/poetic adjective marma/reos. See further, next note.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu111 Theodoridis), and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 3.126, where the headword occurs in the vulgate tradition (as an alternative to porfure/hn). See also Iliad 14.273, 17.594 and 18.480.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 286, where this phrase (with the headword adjective in the feminine dative plural) occurs, in a choral lyric passage (web address 1).
[3] Again from the Clouds scholia (see n. 2), and similarly elsewhere.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 17 April 2009@23:34:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, link, keywords, status) on 18 April 2009@18:53:21.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 April 2009@04:22:38.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked notes) on 7 May 2013@06:09:22.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 8 May 2013@01:14:53.
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