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Headword: *periptuxh/s
Adler number: pi,1268
Translated headword: enfolding
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having rolled himself around.[1] "He lies enfolding [it], with the sword hidden."[2] [He] says [this] about Ajax.
Greek Original:
*periptuxh/s: perikekulisme/nos. kei=tai krufai/w| fasga/nw| periptuxh/s. peri\ tou= *ai)/anto/s fhsi.
Sophocles, Ajax 899 (web address 1), with scholion. The headword, extracted from the line, is a two-ending adjective in the masculine and feminine nominative singular; see generally LSJ s.v.
[1] The gloss, attested only here and in the Sophoclean scholia, is the perfect middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb perikuli/ndw, I roll around; see LSJ s.v.
[2] The line is spoken by Tecmessa, on discovering the hero's body. [In her critical apparatus Adler notes that mss GVM wrongly transmit the adjective accompanying 'sword' as korufai/w| (dative singular of korufai=os, "the top of" -- perhaps to the hilt).]
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; tragedy; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 31 March 2012@18:32:25.
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Catharine Roth (upgraded link, set status) on 31 March 2012@18:44:19.
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