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Headword: Ἐνστερνισάμενος
Adler number: epsilon,1443
Translated headword: having embraced
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having enfolded.
Greek Original:
Ἐνστερνισάμενος: περιπτυξάμενος.
Same entry already in Hesychius (epsilon3306) and elsewhere. The headword is aorist middle participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb ἐνστερνίζω or ἐνστερνίζομαι (which derives from στέρνον (sternum) "breast, chest"; cf. sigma 1053; see also pi 2396, with a related verb similarly glossed). It must be quoted from somewhere; instances outside lexicography are very few but include one in John Chrysostom, Homily on Paul's Letter to the Ephesians (PG 62.168.42).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 May 2007@22:53:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified note) on 23 May 2007@04:04:46.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2012@06:43:15.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 3 June 2013@00:39:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 13 January 2016@04:23:12.


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