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Headword: Κάφος
Adler number: kappa,1147
Translated headword: spirit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] breath, in a dialectal form.[1]
And Homer [writes]: "evilly breathing forth his spirit."[2]
Greek Original:
Κάφος: τὸ πνεῦμα, κατὰ διάλεκτον. καὶ Ὅμηρος: κακῶς κεκαφηότα θυμόν.
[1] From scholia D on Homer, Iliad 5.398; similarly glossed in other lexica.
[2] Homer, Iliad 5.398 (web address 1), with the accusative singular of the epic perfect participle κεκαφηώς (cf. kappa 1236).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 October 2008@14:53:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword) on 12 October 2008@04:01:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 February 2013@09:21:50.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 February 2013@20:19:53.


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