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Headword: *)osso/menos
Adler number: omicron,697
Translated headword: daydreaming, imagining, picturing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone who is] conjuring up images, expecting. Or glancing at with his eyes.
Greek Original:
*)osso/menos: a)neidwlopoiou/menos, prosdokw=n. h)\ toi=s o)fqalmoi=s u(poble/pwn.
From the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 1.115, where this present participle of the epic verb o)/ssomai is used (of Telemachos daydreaming about his father's return): see web address 1. (There is another instance in Iliad 1.105.) For this sense of it, see generally LSJ s.v., II.
This verb comes from the root *okw-, which supplies the future o)/yomai for o(ra/w.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2010@05:27:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 20 May 2010@19:44:16.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 21 May 2010@03:26:26.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, raised status) on 22 May 2010@01:27:26.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2013@08:57:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 14 February 2021@01:00:40.


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