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Headword: Ἐπιχάνῃ
Adler number: epsilon,2760
Translated headword: would make faces at
Vetting Status: high
"He[A] ordered that he[B] be held onto, so that he[A] would not run away beyond the bounds of the camp and then come back alive and make faces at [them]."[1] Meaning would [not] laugh at [them].
Greek Original:
Ἐπιχάνῃ: ἔχεσθαι δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐκέλευσεν, ἵνα μὴ διαδρὰς ἔξω τοῦ στρατοπέδου, εἶτα μέντοι ζῶν ἀπέλθῃ καὶ ἐπιχάνῃ. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐπεγγελάσῃ.
The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is aorist subjunctive active, third person singular, of ἐπιχαίνω (literally 'gape at': cf. epsilon 2367). For related verbs with similar connotations, cf. epsilon 172, epsilon 2027.
[1] Aelian fr. 263 Hercher, 261 Domingo-Forasté; context and individuals unindentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 February 2008@09:49:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 February 2008@09:56:22.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 October 2012@08:21:19.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 1 September 2017@21:04:51.


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