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Headword: Amphilukê
Adler number: alpha,1743
Translated headword: daybreak
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the night.[1]
In the Epigrams: "it disheveled her hair, which we had scarcely plaited into three braids by daybreak."[2]
Daybreak then [is] the end of night.
"The light of day had not yet shone out, but night was still [sc. proceeding] towards daybreak and was ceasing."[3]
Greek Original:
Amphilukê: hê nux. en Epigrammasi: amathune de chaitên, hên molis es trissên plexamen amphilukên. Amphilukê oun to telos tês nuktos. hêmera de hupephainen oupô lampra, all' eti pros amphilukên ên hê nux kai apelêgen.
Notes:
[1] The phrase a)mfilu/kh nu/c occurs in Homer, Iliad 7.433; cf. Latte on Hesychius s.v.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.280.3-4.
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: clothing; definition; epic; historiography; history; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 August 2000@13:14:14.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword) on 17 August 2000@21:01:44.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 7 June 2002@08:01:09.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 28 July 2002@06:04:05.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented n.3; more keywords) on 25 February 2011@06:42:52.
David Whitehead on 27 February 2011@04:55:50.
David Whitehead on 21 February 2012@05:15:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 March 2012@01:03:26.
David Whitehead on 24 June 2015@03:00:44.
Catharine Roth (more coding) on 24 June 2015@12:48:32.

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