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Headword: *)emfu/s
Adler number: epsilon,1082
Translated headword: sticking to
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] entangled with, falling upon.[1] "The Celt had zeal, sticking to his enemy, to tear him to pieces with both hands and mouth like a wild beast."[2]
Greek Original:
*)emfu/s: e)mplakei/s, e)mpesw/n. o( de\ *kelto\s proqumi/an ei)=xen, e)mfu\s tw=| polemi/w|, kai\ xersi\ kai\ sto/mati di/khn qhri/ou diaspa/sai au)to/n.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] The headword is aorist participle of e)mfu/w, masculine nominative singular. It is perhaps extracted from the quotation given, though there are earlier instances in Euripides and Theocritus.
[2] Aelian fr. 349 Domingo-Forasté (353 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; imagery; military affairs; poetry; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 March 2007@01:19:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 March 2007@03:35:54.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 26 May 2011@16:04:50.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 August 2012@05:20:04.
David Whitehead (augmented and expanded notes; more keywords) on 7 January 2016@05:54:38.


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