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Headword: Λύγδην
Adler number: lambda,767
Translated headword: with violent sobs; together
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning they] sobbing violently. Or meaning together. "In such ways, locked in each other's arms, they were all weeping with violent sobs."[1]
Greek Original:
Λύγδην: λύζοντες. ἢ ἀντὶ τοῦ ὁμοῦ. τοιαῦτ' ἐπ' ἀλλήλοισιν ἀμφικείμενοι λύγδην ἔκλαιον ἅπαντες.
Notes:
The headword is a rare adverb formed from the verb, λύζω , used here as the gloss. See also lambda 789 (end).
[1] Or (as indicated) "weeping together". In any event, these word are spoken by a messenger at Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1620-1 (web address 1), quoted again at mu 1293. The entry comes from a scholion on this verse.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 29 June 2009@21:16:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, note, and link) on 29 June 2009@22:40:47.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 30 June 2009@01:31:22.
David Whitehead (added primary note; tweaks) on 30 June 2009@03:31:49.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 22 April 2013@09:28:05.

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