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Headword: *palintribh=
Adler number: pi,107
Translated headword: re-rubbed, obstinate; crafty
Vetting Status: high
Sophocles [writes]: "how [could he not be alive?] Nothing evil has perished. But the gods treat them well, and somehow they enjoy turning back from the gates of Hades all rascally and crafty things, but the just and good they always send along [to Hades]."[1]
Greek Original:
*palintribh=: *sofoklh=s: pw=s ou)de\n kako\n a)pw/leto. a)ll' eu)= periste/llousin au)ta\ dai/mones, kai/ pws ta\ me\n panou=rga kai\ palintribh= xai/rous' a)nastre/fontes e)c a(/|dou, ta\ de\ di/kaia kai\ xrh/st' a)poste/llous' a)ei/.
LSJ entry at web address 1. Compound of palin "back, again" and the verbal root trib- "rub". Used by Semonides of an obstinate donkey, "resistant to blows"; Sophocles here illustrates LSJ's sense 2.
[1] Sophocles, Philoctetes 446-450 (web address 2), with variation in verse 446.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; poetry; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 July 2001@12:12:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 22 July 2001@05:14:13.
David Whitehead (modified keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 May 2011@08:41:52.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 May 2011@23:42:35.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2011@06:58:22.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 19 June 2016@03:57:32.


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