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Headword: *)ostologei=n
Adler number: omicron,715
Translated headword: to gather bones [of the dead]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to examine, to investigate.
Greek Original:
*)ostologei=n: e)ceta/zein, e)cereuna=n.
A very rare verb, and, where found, usually used literally. Isaeus 4.19 has w)stolo/ghsen; Photius, Lexicon omicron567 Theodoridis glosses the present infinitive (as here) as 'to collect bones' (o)sta= sulle/gein), and the Lexica Segueriana has something very similar for the aorist infinitive (probably quoted from Menander, Aspis 77). How it acquired the transferred sense claimed here is not clear.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 May 2008@21:43:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 27 May 2008@03:51:05.
David Whitehead (further expansion of note; another keyword) on 30 July 2013@04:11:10.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@04:54:38.


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