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Headword: Ὀξυβελής
Adler number: omicron,422
Translated headword: sharp-darting, sharp-darted
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] falling sharply, or having a sharp dart.
Greek Original:
Ὀξυβελής: ὀξέως βάλλων, ἢ ὀξὺ βέλος ἔχων.
Same or similar entries in other lexica (references at Photius omicron376 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 4.126, where the headword is used (of an arrow: web address 1).
As presented by LSJ s.v., this adjective begins (in the Homer passage) by meaning the second of the two things glossed here; the first is attested later, in historiography and technical writings.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 January 2010@05:17:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 January 2010@18:08:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 January 2010@04:44:59.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2013@07:13:12.


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