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Headword: *periforiw=sqai
Adler number: pi,1342
Translated headword: to have a covering of skin
Vetting Status: high
Lysias [writes]: "[...] that either one of the eyes was lighter or it had a covering of skin".[1] Euphorion used the word in application to the closed [eye].[2] There are certain eyes which have lowered eyelids and give the impression of being shut. But if [the word] were written periphoriNosthai it would mean "to have been thickened", from the [term for] hide; for they do apply [the term] "hide" to humans.[3]
Greek Original:
*periforiw=sqai: *lusi/as: h)\ tw=n o)fqalmw=n to\n e(/teron glauko/teron ei)=nai h)\ periforiw=sqai. e)pi\ tou= a)pokeklime/nou *eu)fori/wn ke/xrhtai tw=| o)no/mati. ei)si\ de/ tines o)fqalmoi\ kexalasme/na ta\ ble/fara e)/xontes kai\ oi(onei\ mu/ontes. e)a\n de\ gra/fhtai peforinw=sqai, ei)/h a)\n pepaxu/nqai, a)po\ th=s foro/nhs: ta/ttousi ga\r e)pi\ a)nqrw/pwn th\n foro/nhn.
From Harpokration s.v. See also Photius, Lexicon pi793 Theodoridis.
[1] Lysias fr. 259 Sauppe (now 457 Carey OCT).
[2] Euphorion fr. 159 Powell.
[3] For this see phi 597, where Antiphon is specified as the writer concerned.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2000@09:12:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 10 June 2004@01:47:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2004@03:15:13.
David Whitehead (updated n.1; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 September 2011@07:27:32.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2014@04:03:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 June 2014@11:19:36.


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