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Headword: Apêruken
Adler number: alpha,3184
Translated headword: kept away
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] prevented.[1]
"He alone resisted and kept away the beast."[2]
And elsewhere: "and by continuously throwing heavy objects they prevented any damage to the wall."[3]
Greek Original:
Apêruken: apekôluen. ho de monos huphistato kai apêruke to thêrion. kai authis: kai barê sunechê epiballontes, apêrukon tou lumainesthai ti tou teichous.
[1] From a scholion on Homer, Odyssey 9.119, where the present headword occurs). See also alpha 3054, epsilon 3102.
[2] Adler suggested either Iamblichus or Aelian as the source of this quotation. It is Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 121 in Habrich's edition, but Stephens and Winkler (Berkeley and Los Angeles 1995) do not include it among the fragments of Iamblichus.
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 July 2000@20:33:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 16 March 2001@07:57:41.
Joseph L. Rife (translation; notes; added keyword) on 10 September 2001@14:54:44.
Joseph L. Rife (minor adjustment to note) on 10 September 2001@14:58:03.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 9 February 2011@07:29:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 March 2011@03:59:44.
David Whitehead on 30 March 2012@05:27:06.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 24 January 2014@05:28:47.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 January 2014@11:48:26.
David Whitehead (coding) on 9 August 2015@09:16:29.


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