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Headword: Ἐχέγγυον
Adler number: epsilon,3980
Translated headword: secure, receiving a pledge of safety
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] safe. "But just as you took [me as] a suppliant receiving a pledge of safety, rescue me and guard [me]."
Greek Original:
Ἐχέγγυον: ἀσφαλῆ. ἀλλ' ὥσπερ ἔλαβες τὸν ἱκέτην ἐχέγγυον, ῥύου με καὶ φύλασσε.
Notes:
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 284-5 (web address 1), with scholion.
The headword (extracted from the quotation) is the masculine/feminine accusative singular form of the two-termination compound adjective ἐχέγγυος , which literally means 'having security'. The adjective normally means 'providing security' (as in epsilon 3981) in an active sense. This passive sense of 'receiving security' is rare; hence its glossing here.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Lauren Curtis on 8 November 2007@15:37:29.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked link, other cosmetics) on 9 November 2007@13:48:33.
David Whitehead (rearranged notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 November 2007@03:42:27.
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