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Headword: Autangelos
Adler number: alpha,4463
Translated headword: self-announcing, announcing what one has seen
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which[1] delivers announcements from itself. "For the oak herself will tell you, self-announcing";[2] for it has writings.
And elsewhere: "he would have come from the king/emperor as an announcer of these things which he himself had seen, were he not sick with a long and painful illness."[3]
And elsewhere: "he ordered him to be apprehended and imprisoned, so that he did not return to the army camp and become a self-announcer of things that were better kept hidden."[4]
Greek Original:
Autangelos: hê aph' heautês apangellousa. autangelos gar hê drus autê soi phrasei: echei gar grammata. kai authis: êlthen an para basileôs autangelos toutôn, ei mê nosôi makrai kai chalepêi ekamne. kai authis: xullêphthenta de heirchthênai keleuei, hôs mê epanelthonta eis to stratopedon autangelon genesthai tôn xumphorôteron an kruptomenôn.
[1] In the Greek 'she who', because the oak tree (see next note) is feminine.
[2] A (poor) iambic trimeter; perhaps from a story concerning Zeus's sacred oak at Dodona (see delta 1447).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; medicine; military affairs; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 March 2002@09:02:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 28 August 2002@01:23:55.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added keywords) on 28 August 2002@03:59:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 March 2011@04:39:54.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2012@07:46:07.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 10 September 2015@11:26:44.


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