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Headword: *(uyime/dontes
Adler number: upsilon,760
Translated headword: ruling on high, towering
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they are who] reigning [sc. as kings] on high.
Greek Original:
*(uyime/dontes: e)n u(/yei basileu/ontes.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius upsilon334 Theodoridis. The headword is nominative plural, either quoted from somewhere in that form or generated by an oblique case.
The adjective is attested as an attribute of Zeus (cf. under omicron 251), employed by e.g. Hesiod, Bacchylides, and Aristophanes (see web addresses 1-3); also used by Pindar, referring to the height of Mount Parnassus.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Patrick T. Rourke on 22 November 2002@12:53:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keywords) on 22 November 2002@14:56:30.
Catharine Roth (added another link) on 23 November 2002@00:58:22.
David Whitehead (added note) on 23 November 2002@08:29:44.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented note; more keywords) on 3 December 2013@05:09:37.


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