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Headword: *)ifqi/mh
Adler number: iota,777
Translated headword: valiant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] strong [feminine].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] i)/fqimos, [meaning] strong [masculine].[2]
And [sc. attested is i)fqimo/tatos ["most/very valiant"].[3]
Greek Original:
*)ifqi/mh: i)sxura/. kai\ *)/ifqimos, i)sxuro/s. kai\ *)ifqimo/tatos.
[1] "Homer uses i)fqi/mh of women; but i)/fqimoi yuxai/, kefalai/, speaking of men": LSJ s.v. Similar but longer entry in Hesychius (iota1116), which Latte regards as prompted by Homer, Odyssey 16.332 (i)fqi/mh basi/leia).
[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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