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Headword: Κρημνός
Adler number: kappa,2388
Translated headword: crag
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] chasm.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "crushing crags".[2] That is sending and hurling crags at [them]. He has said [this] after "thunder-hurling;" this also is excessively grand.
Homer also calls a height "crag", since all lofty places [are] crags.[3]
Interpretation of a dream: "falling from a crag indicates misfortune."[4]
Greek Original:
Κρημνός: φάραγξ. Ἀριστοφάνης: κρημνοὺς ἐρείδων. τουτέστι κρημνοὺς ἐπιπέμπων καὶ ἀκοντίζων. ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐλασίμβροτα εἴληφε, καὶ ταῦτα ὑπέρογκα. Ὅμηρος καὶ τὴν ὄχθην κρημνὸν λέγει: ἐπειδὴ πάντα τὰ ὑψηλὰ κρημνοί. λύσις ὀνείρου: κρημνοῦ πεσόντα δυστυχῆ δηλοῖ τύχην.
[1] cf. kappa 2387 and kappa 2390: κρημνός used in reference to grandiose poetic style. LSJ entry for κρημνός (A) at web address 1.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 626-628 (web address 2), and scholia; the reading ἐρείδων is doubtful.
[3] Homer, Iliad 21.26, 21.244 (web addresses 3 & 4: referring to banks of rivers) and scholia; cf. omicron 1047.
[4] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dreams; epic; geography; imagery; meter and music; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 January 2001@11:12:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 May 2001@10:18:17.
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