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Headword: Ἀλείψας
Adler number: alpha,1166
Translated headword: having oiled
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning he] having stimulated. From a metaphor of athletes.[1]
"Oiling into endurance those who are being wronged".[2]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "you oiled from these [sc. olives] at the New-moons".[3] Because of these being the days of honour.
Greek Original:
Ἀλείψας. αἰτιατικῇ. διεγείρας. ἀπὸ μεταφορᾶς τῶν ἀθλητῶν. εἰς καρτερίαν ἀλείφων τοὺς ἀδικουμένους. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: ἀλείψασθ' ἀπ' αὐτῶν ταῖς νουμηνίαις. διὰ τὸ ταύτας εἶναι τιμίας τῶν ἡμερῶν.
The headword, aorist active participle (masculine nominative singular) of ἀλείφω , is evidently quoted from somewhere.
cf. generally alpha 1165.
[1] Thus far the entry (minus the syntactical comment) = Photius, Lexicon alpha914 Theodoridis.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable in this precise form, but probably from one of Theodoret's letters, where the key (and striking) phrase 'oiling into endurance' occurs.
[3] Aristophanes, Acharnians 999, misquoted; cf. nu 516 (where the quotation is accurate).
Keywords: athletics; biography; botany; Christianity; chronology; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 May 2000@16:35:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 28 January 2001@08:48:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@05:42:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 23 February 2011@09:56:17.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 5 February 2012@07:26:07.
David Whitehead (another note) on 19 August 2013@10:01:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 May 2015@00:14:37.


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