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Headword: Νωτίζω
Adler number: nu,567
Translated headword: I turn my back
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I turn round my back.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the aorist infinitive] νωτίσαι , [meaning] to drive away.[2] From a metaphor of those presenting their backs in flight.
Greek Original:
Νωτίζω: τὰ νῶτα μεταστρέφω. καὶ Νωτίσαι, ἀπελάσαι. ἀπὸ μεταφορᾶς τῶν τὰ νῶτα διδόντων ἐν ταῖς φυγαῖς.
Notes:
[1] Backs, in the Greek (though not English) idiom. Similar glossing, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 193 (where this aorist infinitive occurs with a cognate accusative), with scholion. See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Robert Leigh on 29 September 2009@07:03:56.
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David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 September 2009@07:39:36.
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