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Headword: *pepilhme/nh
Adler number: pi,1000
Translated headword: compact, compacted
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] constrained.[1]
Josephus [writes]: "swarthy, lean in body, compact in flesh; but a certain heroic spirit dwelt in his tiny body."[2]
Greek Original:
*pepilhme/nh: sunesfigme/nh. *)iw/shpos: me/las, to\ sw=ma i)sxno/s, th\n sa/rka pepilhme/nos: a)ll' e)nw/|kei tis h(rwi+kh\ yuxh\ leptw=| sw/mati.
[1] = Synagoge, Photius pi602 Theodoridis. The headword -- perfect middle/passive participle, feminine nominative singular, of pile/w (cf. pi 1596) -- is evidently quoted from somewhere (but not from the quotation given, where the corresponding masculine form of the word appears); perhaps Gregory of Nyssa, who uses it of the heart.
[2] Josephus, Jewish War 6.55 (here slightly abridged), describing a Syrian soldier in the army of Titus named Sabinus. See web address 1.
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Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 20 September 2011@08:48:43.
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David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 September 2011@10:15:30.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 19 September 2013@08:11:12.
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