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Headword: *palinodi/a
Adler number: pi,100
Translated headword: retracing one's path, taking the path again
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] journey in reverse.[1] But palinw|di/a ["palinode"] [is] a song in reverse, or saying the opposite to what was said earlier.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] a verb palinw|dw=.
And [there is] a proverb: "singing a palinode."[3]
Greek Original:
*palinodi/a: e)nanti/a o(do/s. *palinw|di/a de\ e)nanti/a w)|dh/, h)\ to\ ta\ e)nanti/a ei)pei=n toi=s prote/rois. kai\ r(h=ma *palinw|dw=. kai\ paroimi/a: *)/a|dwn palinw|di/an.
[1] From o(do/s "road". The LSJ entry (web address 1) notes attestations of this rare noun with a specific, transferred application, the recurrence of numbers; but see also Diodorus Siculus 13.19.2 for a literal instance.
[2] From a)ei/dw "sing" (LSJ entry at web address 2); used most notably in reference to the poet Stesichorus' recantation of his attack on Helen (see sigma 1095).
[3] Besides the Stesichorus instance, cf. under sigma 1280.
Associated internet addresses:
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 July 2001@11:52:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 July 2001@05:17:43.
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David Whitehead (typo) on 26 August 2011@08:09:42.
Catharine Roth (deleted a stray character) on 26 August 2011@21:11:04.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2013@03:43:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 27 July 2014@00:15:39.
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