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Headword: Athôpeuton
Adler number: alpha,748
Translated headword: unflatterable, rough
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] unpamperable, unmerciful.[1]
"He hung up the hide of a rough beast for Pan".[2] He is speaking about a boar.
"For I fall in with these sorts of troubles".[3]
Greek Original:
Athôpeuton: akolakeuton, asplanchnon. thêros athôpeutou Pani kathêpse deras. peri kaprou phêsi. toioutois gar kakois entunchanô.
Notes:
[1] Masculine accusative singular of this adjective, with same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius alpha496 Theodoridis); taken to be quoted from Euripides, Andromache 459 (web address 1 below).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.168.8.
[3] From Sophocles, Ajax 433 (web address 2), in full at delta 1701 (end). Presumably the lexicographer means to imply that the headword, although not used by Sophocles, can refer to the sorts of troubles which Ajax suffered.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 November 2000@21:16:39.
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David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 6 November 2000@05:01:38.
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