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Headword: *)elefai/reto
Adler number: epsilon,817
Translated headword: used to destroy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] used to deceive, used to harm.
Greek Original:
*)elefai/reto: e)plana=to, e)bla/pteto.
Similarly in other lexica. The headword is imperfect, third person singular, of e)lefai/romai. It is quoted from Hesiod, Theogony 330 on the Nemean Lion (web address 1); cf. the scholia there.
See LSJ s.v. II for the verb (which otherwise means to cheat) in this sense; and cf. epsilon 818.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 March 2006@20:17:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented note and keywords) on 9 March 2006@03:24:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 13 August 2012@07:04:43.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 17 December 2015@11:03:19.


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