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Headword: *proka/rhnos
Adler number: pi,2460
Translated headword: head-foremost, headlong
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] on [one's] head.
In Fables: "a roaring blast struck and threw [him] headlong."[1]
Greek Original:
*proka/rhnos: e)pi\ kefalh/n. e)n *mu/qois: h)xh/eis e)ta/nusse balw\n proka/rhnon a)h/ths.
Poetic word: LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Fragment of dactylic fable, included in appendix to Crusius' edition of Babrius, p.215. Other than this, the headword is v.common in Nonnus.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 January 2002@22:24:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 January 2002@03:12:49.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; tweaks) on 16 April 2010@09:08:36.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 20 November 2011@08:33:24.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@05:11:51.


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