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Headword: *(eleth/
Adler number: epsilon,802
Translated headword: takeable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] able to be captured.[1]
Greek Original:
*(eleth/: ai(reqh=nai duname/nh.
[1] Or "eligible = able to be chosen", but the headword adjective is usually associated with the passive of ai(re/w "take" rather than the passive of ai(re/omai "choose." Here the adjective is in the feminine nominative singular, taken to be quoted from Homer, Iliad 9.409 (web address 1): a man's life is not booty that can be recaptured once it is lost.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 May 2005@07:28:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, link, keyword; set status) on 1 May 2005@20:01:49.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 2 May 2005@03:24:59.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2012@06:30:48.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2013@05:52:05.


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