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Headword: Κατεχόρδησεν
Adler number: kappa,1024
Translated headword: minced up
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] destroyed, slew.[1] "Then he lost his wits and, crazy, minced himself up with a knife."[2]
Greek Original:
Κατεχόρδησεν: ἀνεῖλεν, ἐξηνάριξεν. εἶτα τῶν φρενῶν ἐξέπλευσε καὶ μανεὶς ἑαυτὸν μαχαίρᾳ κατεχόρδησε.
Notes:
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is third person singular, aorist indicative active, of καταχορδέω .
[2] Aelian fr. 278 Domingo-Forasté (280 Hercher); undoubtedly a version of the madness, self-mutilation and death (490 BCE) of King Kleomenes of Sparta, first in Herodotus 6.75.2-3 (and including the participle καταχορδεύων ). See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 January 2008@09:32:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 24 January 2008@16:34:11.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 25 January 2008@03:21:38.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, upgraded link, raised status) on 7 September 2011@01:30:43.
David Whitehead on 10 February 2013@08:28:45.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 10 February 2013@23:25:08.

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