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Headword: Ἄποθεν
Adler number: alpha,3313
Translated headword: away, far from
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] without, or from afar.[1]
"Stretching the well-twisted arms of my leathern sling, I, Alcimenes, kept the cloud of birds away."[2]
And elsewhere: "but Rufinus met him afterwards as he was returning not far from the city of Nisibis."[3]
Also [sc. attested is] ἄποθεν γέ ποθεν ["from somewhere afar"], [meaning] from some equinoctial part.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἄποθεν: χωρίς, ἢ πόρρωθεν. ῥινοῦ χερμαστῆρος ἐύ̈στροφα κῶλα τιταίνων Ἀλκιμένης πτανῶν εἶργον ἄποθε νέφος. καὶ αὖθις: Ῥουφῖνος δέ οἱ μεταξὺ ἐπανήκων ἐνέτυχε πόλεως Νισίβιδος οὐ μακρὰν ἄποθεν. καὶ Ἄποθέν γέ ποθεν, ἀπό τινος μέρους ἰσημέρου.
Notes:
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; and again at alpha 3664.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.172.3-4; cf. kappa 2231, rho 174, chi 207.
[3] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 1.22.9.
[4] From Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon, where however (as Adler's apparatus notes) the first word is corrected to ἀμόθεν . This is evidently because the Platonic phrase deemed to have generated the entry (Gorgias 492D, Laws 798D) is ἁμόθεν γέ ποθεν , "from somewhere or other".
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 March 2001@12:25:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Modified translation, added note.) on 3 March 2001@23:08:47.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 18 March 2001@05:42:37.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@09:21:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 2 April 2012@07:34:47.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 24 January 2014@06:02:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 December 2014@00:37:08.
David Whitehead on 25 December 2014@04:38:47.

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