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Headword: Ἐπιφυόμενος
Adler number: epsilon,2759
Translated headword: applying himself to, attaching himself to
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] with a dative.[1] [Meaning he] clinging to. "Attaching himself to [others of] them with his hands he begged them [...] to help in his time of distress."[2]
And elsewhere: "when night had come they applied themselves to the two."[3] Meaning they started, they attempted.
Greek Original:
Ἐπιφυόμενος: δοτικῇ. περιπλεκόμενος. τοῖς δὲ ταῖς χερσὶν ἐπιφυόμενος ἐδεῖτο βοηθῆσαι τοῖς ἀκληρήμασι. καὶ αὖθις: νυκτὸς γενομένης ἐπεφύοντο τοῖς δυσίν. ἀντὶ τοῦ κατήρχοντο, ἐπεχείρουν.
Notes:
The headword (presumably extracted from the first quotation given) is the present middle-passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the compound verb ἐπιφύω .
[1] Comparably, according to Adler, in the Syntacticum Laurentianum and Syntacticum Gudianum.
[2] An approximation of Diodorus Siculus 36.15.2, via the Excerpta de legationibus of Constantine Porphyrogenitus 408.30-31. The subject is Saturninus (cf. under epsilon 1055).
[3] Quotation (and context) unidentifiable, but Bruhn (RhM 45 (1886): 274) suggests a connection with the passage quoted in epsilon 2709, ascribed to Aelian (fr. 262 Hercher, 260 Domingo-Forasté).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; law
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 February 2008@09:38:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 13 February 2008@09:46:35.
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