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Headword: *)ori/netai
Adler number: omicron,563
Translated headword: is eager, is aroused
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] is disturbed, desires.[1] "For your spirit is eager for me to work what Pyrrhus[2] wrought[3] on Achilles' tomb."
Greek Original:
*)ori/netai: tara/ssetai, e)piqumei=. yuxh\ ga\r se/o ma=llon o)ri/netai, ei)so/ke r(e/cw o(/ss' e)p' *)axillh=os *pu/rros e)/teuce ta/fw|.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given, part of an amusing mock-heroic epigram of Agathias Scholasticus: Greek Anthology 7.205.5-6. According to the poem, his cat has attacked his partridge, and is waiting for the sacrifice of Polyxena - presumably the partridge! The passage echoes Euripides, Hecuba 116ff.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 9.4, 14.14, 15.7 (whence Etymologicum Magnum 630.15-17; Hesychius omicron1213, omicron1215, omicron1216, omicron1218, omicron1219).
[2] Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus [Author, Myth] (cf. tau 109) sacrificed Polyxena on the tomb of his father, Achilles.
[3] The verb e)/teuce is here an amusing epic touch (cf. tau 435, tau 375).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology; poetry; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 6 May 2003@13:02:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 May 2003@03:01:45.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 9 July 2013@03:51:31.
David Whitehead (codings) on 20 May 2016@04:02:58.


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