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Headword: *meth/|esan
Adler number: mu,789
Translated headword: they were pursuing, they were going after
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were coming after, they were pursuing. "And, as he had performed the noblest deed, he escaped quickly making straight for his lover. The spear-bearers[1] were pursuing him, and he would have escaped if he had not run into yoked sheep and, entangled as if in foot shackles, been then tripped up."[2]
Greek Original:
*meth/|esan: meth/rxonto, e)di/wkon. kai\ w(s kateirga/sato to\ ka/lliston e)/rgon, e)/feugen w)/kista eu)qu\ tou= e)rastou=. meth/|esan de\ au)to\n oi( dorufo/roi, kai\ die/fugen a)\n e)kei=nos, ei) mh\ proba/tois sunezeugme/nois peripesw\n kai\ sumplakei\s w(s pe/dh| ka)=|ta a)netra/ph.
This entry, with the third person plural of the imperfect indicative of me/teimi from i)e/nai ('go, come'), glosses and exemplifies the verb correctly. See mu 782 and mu 784 for its related use in law. Particular problems are, however, caused by its appearances at mu 786 (cf. mu 699) and mu 783.
[1] See delta 1403. A term, frequent in the Suda, used of the bodyguards of kings and tyrants, and, at Rome, of the praetorian guard.
[2] Aelian fr.73b D-F (70 Hercher); cf. epsilon 2624, theta 520, omicron 250, pi 860, pi 2843, sigma 757, upsilon 290.
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 19 June 2003@04:06:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; added x-refs to note 2; cosmetics) on 19 June 2003@05:24:13.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2013@04:53:49.


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