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Headword: Aliparê
Adler number: alpha,1239
Translated headword: miserable, unfit for a suppliant
Vetting Status: high
Meaning wretched. Or importunate, out of which [sc. comes the idea that] we will importune [liparh/somen] him. Sophocles [writes]: "and from poor me, these things small but nonetheless wh' I have, give him: this miserable hair, and my girdle, not wrought with daintiness."[1]
Greek Original:
Aliparê: anti tou auchmêran. ê liparê, ex hês auton liparêsomen. Sophoklês: kamou talainês smikra men tad', all' homôs hachô, dos autôi tênd' aliparê tricha kai zôma toumon, ou chlidais êskêmenon.
The headword, feminine accusative singular of this adjective, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 450-452, with scholion; cf. alpha 4709, zeta 131.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 May 2000@13:56:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 June 2002@03:59:07.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 20 June 2002@09:41:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes) on 6 February 2012@07:44:23.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2012@09:25:24.


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