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Headword: Amarugas
Adler number: alpha,1501
Translated headword: glimpses, glimmers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] glances. Some, however, [say they are] rays of vision. Also [sc. attested is the singular] a)marugh/, [meaning what comes] from lamps.[1]
And in Aristophanes [it signifies] motion: "swift is the pronouncement of the Muses, like the glimmer of horses."[2] That is, the pronouncement of the Muses is swift, like a swift horse, since words [are] winged.[3]
Greek Original:
Amarugas: opseis. hoi de aktinas opseôs. kai Amarugê, lampêdôn. kai para Aristophanei hê kinêsis. ôkeia Mousaôn phatis, hoiaper hippôn amaruga. toutestin hê tôn Mousôn phatis tacheia estin, hôs hippos ôkeia, epei pteroentes hoi logoi.
The headword noun is accusative plural, quoted from somewhere -- probably Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3.1018; cf. the scholia there.
[1] Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1133 and alpha1130 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 924-5 (web address 1). The following gloss comes from the scholia there.
[3] And had been traditionally described as such since Homer.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; philosophy; poetry; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 April 2001@14:08:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 April 2001@09:42:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@07:18:27.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweaking) on 20 August 2013@08:49:07.


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