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Headword: *xeirobrw=ti
Adler number: chi,249
Translated headword: with a hand-gnawing
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] a fetter, one eating both hands off.
Greek Original:
*xeirobrw=ti: o( desmo/s, o( a)pobibrw/skwn tw\ xei=re.
Hesychius chi287 and Zenobius 6.44 both give 'with a hand-gnawing fetter' as a phrase in the dative case, and gloss it as 'with a boxer's [hand-]straps'; but Zenobius goes on to connect it specifically with Stesichorus' [sigma 1095] composition of his Funeral Games for Pelias.
Keywords: athletics; biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; mythology; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 March 2006@05:19:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 March 2006@20:06:56.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 23 March 2006@03:07:55.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@05:24:01.


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