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Headword: Λὰξ ἐντείνων
Adler number: lambda,108
Translated headword: stretching out with the heel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] striking with a kick.[1] Lax is the sort of sound made by the toes.[2]
Greek Original:
Λὰξ ἐντείνων: λακτίσματι τύπτων. λὰξ δέ ἐστιν ὁ ὑπὸ τοὺς δακτύλους τοῦ ποδὸς ποιὸς ψόφος.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; see the references at Photius lambda 84 Theodoridis. The headword phrase combines the present participle (masculine nominative singular) of the verb ἐντείνω with the adverb λάξ (formed like πύξ "with the fist" and γνύξ "with the knee"). Though it shows broad similarities with phrases in Homer, notably λὰξ ποδὶ κινήσας in Iliad 10.159 and Odyssey 15.45 (lambda 111), its actual origin appears to be patristic Commentary on the Psalms (Eusebius, Origen, Cyril of Alexandria).
[1] This glossing phrase sounds epic/poetic but is in fact attested only at Diodorus Siculus 4.59.4 (of the murderous methods of the mythological Skeiron: sigma 568).
[2] Literally, by the fingers of the foot. (But lax is nowhere else attested as a sound.)
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 3 August 2008@20:04:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 August 2008@04:23:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 2 April 2013@06:27:50.
David Whitehead on 2 April 2013@06:41:15.
David Whitehead (codings) on 16 May 2016@06:48:14.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 24 February 2019@19:51:45.


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