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Headword: *dafoino/n
Adler number: delta,101
Translated headword: blood-red
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is totally crimson.[1]
"Damis established this marker of his perished steadfast horse, since blood-red Ares struck his chest."[2]
Greek Original:
*dafoino/n: to\ pa/nu foini/sson. sa=ma to/de fqime/nou menedi/ou ei)/sato *da/mis i(/ppou, e)pei\ ste/rnon tou=de dafoino\s *)/arhs tu/ye.
[1] The headword is neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective. It must be quoted from somewhere (other than the epigram given, which has the masculine nominative singular); probably Homer, Iliad 10.23.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.208.1-3 (Anyte), here carelessly quoted; mu 597 does better in some respects, worse in others. See a further extract from this epigram at tau 38. Gow and Page (vol. I, 37) read mna=ma, the Doric and Aeolic form of mnh=ma (monument), instead of the Suda's sa=ma (marker). Here the Suda follows the Anthologia Planudea in transmitting dafoino/s, the nominative form of the headword. But Gow and Page (ibid. and vol. II, 95-96) suggest reading dafoino/n, the accusative, so that it refers to the horse's skin color and not to Ares. They concede, however, that either alternative could be correct (ibid.).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 July 2002@20:47:09.
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David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@06:09:33.
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David Whitehead on 5 December 2011@04:31:31.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@03:44:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 9 August 2020@23:59:19.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-reference) on 8 December 2020@12:28:34.


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