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Headword: *tre/fesqai
Adler number: tau,928
Translated headword: to be bred
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be made solid, to be made firm. Concerning [the] soul [Plato writes]: "is it then [i.e. when heat and cold produce fermentation] that living creatures are bred together?"[1] Meaning are made firm, are made solid. Homer [writes]: "having thickened half of the white milk".[2] But mainly [it refers to] running for one's life, as if a race. Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "a great swollen wave".[3] [Meaning] one made thick, made firm.
Greek Original:
*tre/fesqai: ph/gnusqai, suni/stasqai. *peri\ yuxh=s: to/te dh\ ta\ zw=|a suntre/fetai. a)nti\ tou= suni/statai, ph/gnutai. *(/omhros: h(/misu me\n qre/yas leukoi=o ga/laktos. pollo\n de/, to\ tre/xein to\n peri\ yuxh=s. oi(=on dro/mon. kai/, pollo\n de\ tro/fi ku=ma. teqramme/non, sunista/menon.
Same entry in Photius (tau427 Theodoridis), and similarly elsewhere.
[1] Plato, Phaedo 96B, with suntre/fetai (web address 1).
[2] Homer, Odyssey 9.246 (web address 2); cf. theta 477.
[3] Homer, Iliad 11.307 (web address 3); cf. tau 1062.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2,
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Keywords: definition; epic; ethics; food; imagery; philosophy; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 28 September 2009@23:07:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 September 2009@06:58:09.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 August 2011@05:59:44.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@04:59:17.


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