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Headword: *)oligodrane/wn
Adler number: omicron,157
Translated headword: doing little, powerless
Vetting Status: high
[o)ligodrane/wn] and o)ligodranh/s: [sc. both mean someone] having little strength.
Greek Original:
*)oligodrane/wn kai\ *)oligodranh/s: o)li/ga i)sxu/wn.
The primary headword is an epic present participle, used in the Iliad only in this form (and not at all in the Odyssey); also in later poetry. The related adjective cited, o)ligodranh/s, appears in Aristophanes, Birds 686 (anapaests in mock-epic style).
Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and a scholion on Homer, Iliad 15.246.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 November 2009@22:34:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 26 November 2009@03:49:30.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 June 2013@05:05:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 September 2014@14:48:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 September 2014@03:23:24.


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