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Headword: Δυσπάλαιστος
Adler number: delta,1680
Translated headword: hard to wrestle with
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] hard to overcome. Euripides [uses it] this way.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the variant, and neuter] δυσπαλές ,[2] [meaning something] hard to take in hand, hard to overcome.
Greek Original:
Δυσπάλαιστος: δυσκαταγώνιστος. οὕτως Εὐριπίδης. καὶ Δυσπαλές, δυσχερές, δυσκαταγώνιστον.
Notes:
A juxtaposition of glosses from two different sources. The first one is also in Photius, with something similar in Hesychius delta2639 (the synonym is ἀκαταγώνιστος ); the second is also in Hesychius delta2641.
[1] Euripides, Alcestis 889 and (neuter) Supplices 1118. See also (and also figurative) Aeschylus, Supplices 468 and Choephori 692.
[2] Perhaps quoted from Pindar (Olympians 8.25 or Pythians 4.273).
Keywords: athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 16 February 2005@18:24:10.
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