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Headword: *qermo/s
Adler number: theta,250
Translated headword: hot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bold.[1]
Also [attested is] 'hot-acting', [meaning] precipitate/reckless.[2]
"The Persians were terrified when they found him to be young and hot-acting."[3]
"Stop, Aeschylus, and do not through anger let your innards get hot with rancor."[4]
Greek Original:
*qermo/s: qrasu/s. kai\ *qermourgo/s, o( propeth/s. oi( de\ *pe/rsai katwrrw/dhsan puqo/menoi ne/on au)to\n ei)=nai kai\ qermourgo/n. pau=s', *ai)sxu/le, kai\ mh\ pro\s o)rgh\n spla/gxna qermh/nh|s ko/tw|.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and other lexica; see generally LSJ s.v. qermo/s, II, and cf. theta 246.
[2] For this compound adjective see e.g. (besides the quotation which follows here: next note) Lucian, Timon 2, with the scholia thereto (109.25 Rabe, p. 109).
[3] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Philostorgius, Historia ecclesiastica, fragmenta e passione Artemii, (on Constantius Gallus).
[4] Aristophanes, Frogs 843-4 (web address 1), here illustrating the related verb qermai/nw.
H. Rabe, ed., Scholia in Lucianum, Stuttgart: Teubner, 1971.
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Translated by: Ronald Allen on 21 August 2007@22:25:51.
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