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Headword: Δειμαίνει
Adler number: delta,326
Translated headword: is frightened
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] fears.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "neither fearing any fear in the presence of her spouse nor did she ever derive any shame from an action."[2]
"All of them were afraid and were astounded by listening to the eunuch Eutropius, just like the suitors seeing Odysseus stripped of his rags."[3]
Also [sc. attested is] δειμαίνοντα , [meaning him] fearing.[4]
"They were especially afraid also for the circuit-wall, surrounding a large area."[5]
Greek Original:
Δειμαίνει: φοβεῖται. Προκόπιος: οὐδέ τι πρὸς τοῦ ξυνοικοῦντος δειμαίνουσα δέος οὔτε αἰδῶ τινα ἔργου ἐλάμβανε πώποτε. πάντες δειμαίνοντες τοῦ εὐνούχου Εὐτροπίου τὴν ἀκοὴν ἐξεστήκεσαν, καθάπερ οἱ μνηστῆρες τὸν Ὀδυσσέα γυμνωθέντα τῶν ῥακίων ἰδόντες. καὶ Δειμαίνοντα, φοβούμενον. οἱ δὲ μάλιστα μὲν καὶ ὡς ἀμφὶ τῷ περιβόλῳ δειμαίνοντες, χώραν περιβεβλημένῳ πολλήν.
Notes:
cf. generally delta 321, delta 324, delta 325, delta 327.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica. The headword must be quoted from somewhere (perhaps Plato, Republic 330E, though there are other possibilities; cf. e.g. under delta 1071).
[2] An approximation of Procopius, Secret History 1.13, describing the shamelessness of the wife of Belisarius. Cf. kappa 536.
[3] Attributed to Eunapius by Bernhardy, comparing frs. 66-67 FHG (4.44). (Odysseus sheds his rags -- and proceeds to kill his wife's suitors -- at the beginning of Homer, Odyssey 22.)
[4] Perhaps quoted from Herodotus (3.35.4 or 9.73.2).
[5] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.6.24.
Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; epic; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2005@20:04:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 March 2005@04:36:30.
David Whitehead (modified translation; another note and keyword) on 31 March 2005@07:39:04.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3) on 31 March 2005@07:54:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 June 2012@05:06:36.
David Whitehead on 20 June 2012@05:12:14.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2015@10:05:57.
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