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Headword: Ἑσμός
Adler number: epsilon,3162
Translated headword: swarm
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] multitude, crowd; properly, of bees.[1] [So called] from their flying along together.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἑσμός: πλῆθος, ὄχλος: κυρίως τῶν μελισσῶν. παρὰ τὸ ἅμα πετομένας ἵεσθαι.
Also in Photius, and similarly in other lexica and grammars.
[1] So in e.g. Herodotus 5.114.l; Diodorus Siculus 19.2.9; Appian, Bellum Civile 2.10.68; and see under sigma 426, sigma 735. But by imaginative extension of, e.g., women (Aristophanes, Lysistrata 353 -- see under beta 358).
[2] Rather, from their settling (ἕζεσθαι , epsilon 278).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 December 2007@06:27:32.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 December 2007@12:20:38.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 30 December 2007@03:50:20.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2012@07:25:04.
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