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Headword: Ἀλαπάξαι
Adler number: alpha,1074
Translated headword: to drain, to exhaust
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to ravage, to empty out, to make level. From a metaphor of the plant lapathon, purgative of the stomach.
Greek Original:
Ἀλαπάξαι: πορθῆσαι, κενῶσαι, ὁμαλίσαι. ἀπὸ μεταφορᾶς λαπάθου βοτάνης, κενωτικῆς γαστρός.
Notes:
The headword is aorist active infinitive of ἀλαπάζω , quoted from Homer (Iliad 9.136 = 278). Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
cf. lambda 114.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 March 2000@00:38:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 10 June 2002@08:03:50.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@05:41:36.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 7 September 2008@01:47:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 2 February 2012@10:01:19.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2015@10:30:03.

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