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Headword: Χειρίαν
Adler number: chi,243
Translated headword: in the hands of
Vetting Status: high
Sophocles [writes]: "do not leave me in the hands of any of your enemies." That is, [do not] abandon me, with my child, [to be] subject to the enemies.
Greek Original:
Χειρίαν: Σοφοκλῆς: μή με τῶν σῶν ὑπ' ἐχθρῶν χειρίαν ἐφῇς τινι. τουτέστιν ὑποχειρίαν τοῖς ἐχθροῖς σὺν τῷ παιδὶ καταλείψεις.
Sophocles, Ajax 494-5 (web address 1), with scholion to 495. These lines are spoken by Tecmessa to Ajax, so χειρίαν is in the feminine accusative singular.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 March 2008@13:35:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 21 March 2008@22:11:54.
Catharine Roth on 21 March 2008@22:12:17.
David Whitehead (cosmetics; raised status) on 23 March 2008@05:11:09.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@04:54:38.


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