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Headword: Ἐρρώσαντο
Adler number: epsilon,3072
Translated headword: they moved quickly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they gained strength.
Greek Original:
Ἐρρώσαντο: ἐπερρώσθησαν.
Notes:
The headword, a third person plural, is very probably aorist of the epic verb ῥώομαι , but could be an aorist middle of ῥώννυμι -- or perhaps these two verbs are etymologically related, as Chantraine (s.v.) suggests.
The headword must be quoted from somewhere. Extant examples begin with three in Homer, and Latte on Hesychius s.v. (epsilon6051) nominates Iliad 24.616.
Hesychius' gloss there, ἐτάχυναν ('they hastened'), is not taken up in other lexica, but cf. generally the relevant entries in the Synagoge and Photius. (Theodoridis in his Photius edition (vol.II p.LVII) suggests that the Suda's ἐπερρώσθησαν is a textual correction of Photius's ἐπωρώθησαν .)
Reference:
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque. Ed. 2, Paris 2009.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 January 2008@01:11:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 10 January 2008@03:12:55.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 17 October 2011@10:22:12.
David Whitehead on 29 October 2012@06:37:07.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked note) on 14 February 2016@07:33:53.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 17 December 2017@19:14:07.
Catharine Roth on 17 December 2017@19:16:11.

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