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Headword: Κωφῆς
Adler number: kappa,2307
Translated headword: deaf
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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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