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Headword: Ἀντωπεῖ
Adler number: alpha,2764
Translated headword: faces, meets face to face
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] with a dative. [Meaning he/she/it] looks at face to face.[1]
Out of which also [comes]: "their eyes met."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] ἀντωπόν ["facing"], meaning face to face, opposite.[3]
Agathias [writes]: "but he did not relent, now coming towards the crowd, now backing away slowly while facing them."[4]
And elsewhere: "nor is the facing sea called 'Bosporus' after me."[5]
Greek Original:
Ἀντωπεῖ: δοτικῇ. ἀντοφθαλμεῖ. ἐξ οὗ καὶ: ἀντώπησαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί. καὶ Ἀντωπόν: ἀντὶ τοῦ κατὰ πρόσωπον, ἀπέναντι. Ἀγαθίας: ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἀνίει, νῦν μὲν ἀθρόον ἐπιὼν, νῦν δὲ ἀντωπὸς ἠρέμα εἰς τοὐπίσω ὑποχαζόμενος. καὶ αὖθις: οὐδ' ἀπ' ἐμεῖο κληί̈ζεται ἀντωπὸν Βοσπόριον πέλαγος.
Notes:
cf. generally alpha 2756.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica. The headword must be quoted from somewhere. (The only extant instance outside lexicography occurs in Procopius of Gaza's Commentaries on Isaiah: 'the eagle ... faces the flashes of the sun'.)
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Quoted from somewhere, probably Oppian, Halieutica 5.7; cf. the scholia there.
[4] Agathias, Histories 1.15.
[5] Greek Anthology 7.169.1-2.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 November 2000@10:58:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, added keywords, raised status.) on 18 November 2000@23:30:03.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; restorative and other cosmetics) on 15 August 2002@07:22:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 19 March 2012@08:15:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 July 2015@23:39:52.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2015@05:54:27.

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