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Headword: *zaplhqe/s
Adler number: zeta,20
Translated headword: very full
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] infinite, boundless. "The dark earth of Katane buried Stesichorus, the very full unmeasured mouth of the Muse."[1]
Greek Original:
*zaplhqe/s: a)/peiron, a)/metron. *sthsi/xoron zaplhqe\s a)me/trhton sto/ma *mou/shs e)kte/rise *kata/nas ai)qalo/en da/pedon.
The headword adjective, neuter singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
The first 24 zeta entries contain numerous other words with this intensifying za- prefix.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.75.1-2, which reads a)metrh/tou (i.e. 'very full mouth of the unmeasured Muse' -- 'unmeasured' perhaps referring to Stesichorus' use of relatively free lyric meters). For Stesichorus see generally sigma 1095; for Katane, kappa 669.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 17 October 2004@09:28:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 17 October 2004@09:57:02.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 29 November 2012@04:03:31.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 2 December 2012@00:07:42.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 18 May 2018@01:54:52.


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