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Headword: *palimpeth/s
Adler number: pi,90
Translated headword: back-turning
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] backwards-rushing.
Greek Original:
*palimpeth/s: o)pisqo/rmhtos.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi73 Theodoridis.
The headword is an epic/poetic compound from the adverb palin, "back", and the verbal root pet-, "fall". Early writers use only the neuter, as an adverb: "back again." LSJ entry at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 July 2001@12:42:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 July 2001@03:07:04.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 26 August 2011@07:59:28.
David Whitehead (another note) on 11 August 2013@05:43:04.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 27 July 2014@11:05:13.


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