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Headword: *)apopompai=os
Adler number: alpha,3483
Translated headword: evil-dismissing
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] a kid, a goat.[1]
Also[2] [sc. attested is the plural] a)popompai=oi; certain gods used to be called this.
Also [sc. attested is the related abstract noun] a)popomph/ ["evil-dismissal"], meaning evil-aversion.
Greek Original:
*)apopompai=os: o( xi/maros, o( tra/gos. kai\ *)apopompai=oi, qeoi/ tines ou(/tws e)kalou=nto. kai\ *)apopomph/, a)nti\ tou= a)potroph/.
In a celebrated distinction established by Richard Wuensch in 1911, a)popomph/ (the subject of the present entry) means simply driving away evil, e)pipomph/ means, more specifically, driving it away onto someone or something else or to a particular location.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon; and cf. scapegoats in Leviticus 16 LXX and elsewhere.
[2] Abridged from Harpocration s.v. a)popompa/s (in Isocrates 5.117).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2000@10:09:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added keywords; cosmetics) on 21 August 2002@09:36:38.
William Hutton (Modified headword, cosmetics, set status) on 14 November 2002@15:05:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 15 November 2002@03:03:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 June 2011@09:12:14.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@08:06:17.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@02:58:10.


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