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Headword: Ὄπις
Adler number: omicron,455
Translated headword: [divine] oversight
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] attention.
Greek Original:
Ὄπις: ἡ ἐπιστροφή.
Notes:
The headword -- apparently from the same root as ὄψομαι , ὄπωπα (omicron 479) -- is used of divine vengeance and (less often) divine favor; also of human respect for the gods. By folk etymology it was connected with ὄπισθεν , as the gloss here suggests (literally "turning about").
Similar glosses in ps.-Herodian, the Ambrosian Lexicon (according to Adler), ps.-Zonaras, a scholion on Homer, Iliad 16.388 (see web address 1), and Hesychius s.vv. ὄπιδα (omicron999) and ὄπιν (omicron1005).
References:
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (Paris 2009) 779
Kaufmann-Bühler, Hermes 84 (1956) 285
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 February 2010@01:22:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 11 February 2010@03:03:56.
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