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Headword: Κωφῆς
Adler number: kappa,2307
Translated headword: deaf
Vetting Status: high
David [says]: "just as of a deaf shield". [Meaning one] not holding its peace by nature, but 'plugging up the ears' and shaking off the song.[1]
Greek Original:
Κωφῆς: Δαβίδ: ὡσεὶ ἀσπίδος κωφῆς. οὐ τῆς κατὰ φύσιν κωφευούσης, ἀλλὰ βυούσης τὰ ὦτα καὶ ἀπωθουμένης τὴν ἐπῳδήν.
The headword adjective is feminine genitive singular, extracted from the quotation given.
For this adjective cf. kappa 2308, happa 2309, kappa 2310.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80.1297c) on Psalm 57:5 LXX.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 27 June 2003@07:27:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 27 June 2003@07:42:48.
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David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword) on 15 March 2013@09:11:51.
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