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Headword: Eklanxan
Adler number: epsilon,456
Translated headword: they made a sharp noise
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they screamed.
Greek Original:
Eklanxan: êchêsan.
Notes:
The headword is aorist indicative, third person plural, of kla/zw. It is quoted from Homer, Iliad 1.46 (where it describes the sharp sound of arrows).
cf. Etymologicum Magnum 516.30, and see Hesychius epsilon1469; a sound compared to the cry of an eagle, according to the additional Hesychian gloss a)etou= tro/pon e)bo/hsan.
cf. Etymologicum Gudianum 445.3; Etymologicum Magnum 322.48; ps.-Zonaras p. 667, 5ff.; same gloss as Suda in Lexica Segueriana 213.17.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 15 November 2006@09:03:03.
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