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Headword: Dedittomenos
Adler number: delta,153
Translated headword: terrifying
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he] frightening.
Greek Original:
Dedittomenos: ekphobôn.
Notes:
See already under delta 152. The headword is present participle, masculine nominative singular, of Attic dedi/ttomai (epic deidi/ssomai). Oddly enough, this verb can have the causal sense "frighten" or the intransitive sense "fear." See LSJ under deidi/ssomai and cf. delta 149, delta 150, delta 152, delta 304.
Same entry in some other lexica, including Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; that fact makes it likely (if not demonstrable) that the headword is quoted from Plato, Phaedrus 245B.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 July 2002@12:33:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note) on 10 September 2002@23:08:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 15 December 2011@08:14:57.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 December 2014@19:19:15.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2015@03:28:16.

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