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Headword: *peu=kai
Adler number: pi,1412
Translated headword: pine-[torches]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] lamps, torches. "The same torches were also carrying light for her bridal chamber, and revealing a way below as she perished."[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "in the manner of a pine," [used] in reference to those who perish utterly. Since a pine, once cut, no longer sends up a shoot.[2]
Greek Original:
*peu=kai: lampa/des, da=|des. ai( d' au)tai\ kai\ fe/ggos e)da|dou/xoun peri\ pastw=| peu=kai, kai\ fqime/nh| ne/rqen e)/fainon o(do/n. kai\ paroimi/a: *peu/khs tro/pon, e)pi\ tw=n panwleqri/a| a)pollume/nwn. e)pei\ h( peu/kh kopei=sa ou)k a)ni/hsin e)/ti blasto/n.
The headword, a nominative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given. For this sense of peu/kh, see LSJ s.v., II.1.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.182.7-8 (Meleager [Author, Myth]).
[2] cf. Zenobius 5.76, Diogenianus 7.49, and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; poetry; proverbs; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 February 2012@01:01:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 February 2012@03:27:12.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 October 2013@05:55:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 30 August 2021@22:57:03.


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