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Headword: Ἡβᾷ
Adler number: eta,13
Translated headword: comes of age, is of age
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] is in peak condition,[1] is vigorous.
Greek Original:
Ἡβᾷ: ἀκμάζει, σφριγᾷ.
Notes:
Same material, variously, in other lexica, and cf. Pollux 2.20. Latte on Hesychius eta10 claims the headword as quoted from Euripides, Orestes 696; Theodoridis on Photius, Lexicon eta5, adds the possibility of Aeschylus, Agamemnon 584.
ἡβάω is a verb formed from ἥβη , which means "youth", "prime of life", or "the vigor of youth" (eta 16).
[1] cf. eta 14 and eta 19 for parallel headwords and glosses.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Abram Ring on 27 May 2004@16:16:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note) on 28 May 2004@03:43:14.
Catharine Roth (raised status) on 25 August 2005@17:56:11.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 2 December 2012@08:40:23.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 22 April 2016@07:24:06.

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