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Headword: *)amfigui/oisin
Adler number: alpha,1711
Translated headword: double-ended [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those able to strike and maim from each end.
Greek Original:
*)amfigui/oisin: toi=s e)c e(kate/rou me/rous plh=cai kai\ guiw=sai duname/nois.
Same entry in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1311 Theodoridis. The headword is an Homeric epithet -- more properly spelled a)mfi/guos -- of the noun e)/gxos (lance, spear): either "with a limb at each end" (if from gui=on) or "bending both ways" (if from gu/hs). It is glossed here as in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 13.147, from where it is taken to be quoted. It occurs only, as here, in the dative plural, and only in formulaic phrases.
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2000@12:02:53.
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Catharine Roth (Added note.) on 13 August 2000@20:00:38.
Catharine Roth (Added link.) on 13 August 2000@21:37:03.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 23 July 2003@10:07:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweak) on 7 July 2008@06:45:47.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 19 February 2012@05:59:58.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 26 February 2012@00:22:30.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@04:22:06.


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