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Headword: Αἰθύσσω
Adler number: alphaiota,159
Translated headword: I stir up
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] I heat up, I stretch out.[1]
"Nor by the gleamings of the blossom-eyed Early-born-one do you stir along the tips of your warming wings."[2] Also [sc. attested is the present participle] αἰθύσσων ["stirring up"], [meaning] lighting up. In the epigram of Anacreon: "stirring up the blossom above the sleek hair."[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰθύσσω: τὸ θερμαίνω, ἐκτείνω. οὐδ' ὑπὸ μαρμαρυγαῖς θαλερώπιδος Ἠριγενείης ἄκρα παραιθύσσεις θαλπομένων πτερύγων. καὶ Αἰθύσσων, διαλάμπων. εἰς Ἀνακρέοντος ἐπίγραμμα: αἰθύσσων λιπαρῆς ἄνθος ὕπερθε κόμης.
Similar entry in ps.-Zonaras. For this verb see already alphaiota 158.
[1] Comparable glossing in Photius and other lexica.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.204.3-4 (which actually includes not the headword verb itself but a compound of it); cf. eta 513, theta 15.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.27 [not Adler's repetition of 204].4.
Keywords: botany; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 November 2002@13:39:27.
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David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 11 November 2002@06:26:46.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, cosmetics) on 1 April 2008@14:51:18.
David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 14 May 2012@08:32:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 November 2015@03:28:51.


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