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Headword: *prostatw=n
Adler number: pi,2810
Translated headword: imminent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] coming upon. "But imminent time always treated me as about to die. Now, however, since on this day I have been relieved from fear ..."[2]
Greek Original:
*prostatw=n: o( e)pigino/menos. a)ll' o( prostatw=n xro/nos dih=ge/ m' ai)e\n w(s qanoume/nhn. nu=n d' h(me/ra| ga\r th=|d' a)phlla/ghn fo/bou.
The headword (extracted from the quotation given, on which see next note) is present participle, masculine nominative singular, of prostate/w (literally, 'stand in front of').
See pi 2806 for another form of the same verb, and for related nouns, pi 2807, pi 2808, pi, 2809.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 781-3 (web address 1), with scholion. The scholiast clearly takes the verb in this context as an instance of sense III in LSJ s.v., but LSJ notes that sense I ('lording over') might actually have been intended.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 September 2013@23:05:37.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (tweaked headword and tr., augmented note, set status) on 11 September 2013@09:31:53.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaking) on 12 September 2013@04:43:28.
David Whitehead on 20 October 2013@05:15:47.


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