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Headword: *(upece/pemyen
Adler number: upsilon,205
Translated headword: sent out secretly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] led out secretly, sent away. Iamblichus [writes]: "because his sons were youthful and beautiful the father sent them out secretly into the [sc. company of the] shepherds, fearing a violent tyrant."[1]
Greek Original:
*(upece/pemyen: u(pech/gagen, a)pe/pemyen. *)ia/mblixos: o)/ntas w(rai/ous kai\ kalou\s tou\s pai=das o( path\r u(pece/pemyen ei)s tou\s poime/nas, fobou/menos tu/rannon u(bristh/n.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given (though there are also e.g. two instances in Euripides' Hecuba), is aorist indicative active, third person singular, of the verb u(pekpe/mpw.
[1] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 90 Habrich.
Habrich, E. (ed.), Iamblichi Babyloniacorum reliquiae Leipzig 1960
Keywords: agriculture; children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 9 August 2009@07:46:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 August 2009@08:20:10.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2013@05:26:11.


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