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Headword: *)afa/sswn
Adler number: alpha,4563
Translated headword: groping for
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] feeling for. Herodotus [sc. uses the word].[1]
Greek Original:
*)afa/sswn: yhlafw=n. *(hro/dotos.
Same or similar entry in other lexica.
[1] The story, in Herodotus 3.69.3-4, of Phaidima feeling to determine whether the sleeping Smerdis had ears includes two forms of the headword verb a)fa/ssw (aorist imperative a)/fason, feminine present participle a)fa/ssousa): web address 1 below. The Suda's masculine participle a)fa/sswn, however, is quoted from somewhere else: either Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.428, or Lycophron, Alexandra 114; the scholia to both passages gloss it as here.
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Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 August 2001@01:51:57.
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David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 8 August 2001@04:34:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 6 May 2012@07:39:23.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 January 2015@22:55:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 22 December 2015@22:38:23.


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