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Headword: Ἐπισχών
Adler number: epsilon,2655
Translated headword: holding back
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who/which is] controlling, slowing.
Sophocles [writes]: "but you, o sun charioting across the steep sky, when you look upon my paternal land, holding back the gold-backed rein, announce my folly and my fate to my aged father."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐπισχών: κρατήσας, βραδύνας. Σοφοκλῆς: σὺ δ', ὦ τὸν αἰπὺν οὐρανὸν διφρηλατῶν ἥλιε, πατρῴαν τὴν ἐμὴν ὅταν χθόνα ἴδῃς, ἐπισχὼν χρυσόνωτον ἡνίαν, ἄγγειλον ἄτας τὰς ἐμὰς μόρον τ' ἐμὸν γέροντι πατρί.
The headword participle, in the masculine nominative singular, might be extracted from the quotation given (though at Hesychius epsilon5287, where it is glossed with προσάγων , Latte claims it as quoted from Homer, Iliad 9.489; cf. next note.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 845-849 (web address 1), in the scholia to which the initial gloss here is also attested. See also delta 1292, alphaiota 274.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 9 December 2007@12:46:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 December 2007@00:26:49.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 10 December 2007@03:33:31.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 October 2012@04:48:33.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 February 2016@06:35:57.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 2 November 2017@11:00:02.


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