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Headword: *me/nea pnei/wn
Adler number: mu,596
Translated headword: breathing spirit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] capable of great things.
Greek Original:
*me/nea pnei/wn: mega/la duna/menos.
The headword phrase is here in the singular; in the plural it occurs in Homer, Iliad 2.536, 3.8 and 11.508. For the gloss cf. the scholia to the first of these passages.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 January 2009@07:48:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 January 2009@23:18:15.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 15 January 2009@04:12:36.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@04:44:17.


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