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Headword: *paifa/ssw
Adler number: pi,899
Translated headword: I dart about, I rush about
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I make bright, or I set in motion.
Greek Original:
*paifa/ssw: faneropoiw=, h)\ o(rmw=.
Epic/poetic verb. For this glossing (which appears to reflect the transitive usage noted by LSJ s.v.), cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.450, where the participle paifa/ssousa occurs. Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: David Porter on 21 November 2011@07:15:28.
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David Whitehead (note; more keywords; tweaks) on 22 November 2011@03:40:24.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics; raised status) on 18 September 2013@09:56:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 April 2015@23:46:39.


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