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Headword: Λιχμήσονται
Adler number: lambda,632
Translated headword: they will lick
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. Spelled] with a chi, [meaning] they will lick.[1] "Then the lions, after licking the bodies of the saints all over [....]."[2]
But λικμῶ ["I winnow"] [spelled] with a kappa [is used] in reference to threshing.[3]
Greek Original:
Λιχμήσονται: διὰ τοῦ χ, λείξουσιν. εἶτα περιλιχμησάμενοι οἱ λέοντες τὰ τῶν ἁγίων σώματα. Λικμῶ δὲ διὰ τοῦ κ ἐπὶ τῆς ἅλω.
Notes:
See already lambda 532.
[1] cf. Hesychius lambda1174.
[2] Adler ascribes this quotation (using a compound of the headword verb) to the Life of Eustathius by Symeon Metaphrastes, citing Analecta Bollandiana 3.108, vs. 6.
[3] Besides lambda 532, see e.g. lambda 534.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 27 June 2009@01:08:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 June 2009@04:36:35.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 April 2013@07:25:07.

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