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Headword: *)/esqene
Adler number: epsilon,3136
Translated headword: had strength, was strong
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was enjoying strength and power, was able.[1]
Aelian [writes]: "the cock was singing of his savior, with whatever strength he had in his voice, and was asking to make him sound of foot."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/esqene: sqe/nous kai\ duna/mews metei=xen, h)du/nato. *ai)liano/s: o( de\ a)le/ktwr u(/mnei to\n swth=ra, h(=|per ou)=n e)/sqene fwnh=|, kai\ e)dei=to a)rti/poun qei=nai au)to/n.
[1] The headword is third person singular, imperfect, of sqe/nw. It is probably (though not demonstrably) extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Aelian fr. 101d Domingo-Forasté (part of fr. 98 Hercher); cf. alpha 1117, alpha 4177, etc.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Amelia Mathias on 30 September 2006@08:48:58.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added keywords, cosmetics) on 30 September 2006@08:50:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 1 October 2006@04:14:16.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 October 2012@10:09:43.
David Whitehead on 15 February 2016@07:26:52.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 27 February 2016@00:48:52.


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