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Headword: Ἰφθίμη
Adler number: iota,777
Translated headword: valiant
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] strong [feminine].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ἴφθιμος , [meaning] strong [masculine].[2]
And [sc. attested is ἰφθιμότατος ["most/very valiant"].[3]
Greek Original:
Ἰφθίμη: ἰσχυρά. καὶ Ἴφθιμος, ἰσχυρός. καὶ Ἰφθιμότατος.
Notes:
[1] "Homer uses ἰφθίμη of women; but ἴφθιμοι ψυχαί , κεφαλαί , speaking of men": LSJ s.v. Similar but longer entry in Hesychius (iota1116), which Latte regards as prompted by Homer, Odyssey 16.332 (ἰφθίμη βασίλεια ).
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 1.3 (where the accusative plural occurs).
[3] Masculine nominative singular of this superlative; evidently quoted from somewhere.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 May 2006@00:02:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 28 May 2006@06:49:35.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaking) on 16 January 2013@10:26:15.

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