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Headword: Ἴπτω
Adler number: iota,585
Translated headword: I hurt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I harm.[1] "You [Apollo] did great harm to the host of the Achaeans."[2] But ἰπῶ with circumflex accent [is used] meaning "I press."
And Aristophanes [writes] "weighed down by misfortunes."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἴπτω: βλάπτω. μέγα δ' ἴψαο λαὸν Ἀχαιῶν. Ἰπῶ δὲ περισπωμένως ἀντὶ τοῦ θλίβω. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: ἰπούμενος ταῖς συμφοραῖς.
Entry out of alphabetical order.
[1] cf. iota 590. Outside lexicography, the middle ἴπτομαι is used.
[2] Homer, Iliad 1.454 (web address 1), quoted again at iota 796.
[3] Aristophanes, Knights 924 (web address 2). The verb ἰπόω is derived from ἶπος "weight." At iota 582 this passage is quoted with ἱππούμενος , as if with a verb derived from ἵππος "horse."
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 May 2006@22:33:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 May 2006@04:27:14.
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