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Headword: Ὀδός
Adler number: omicron,46
Translated headword: threshold
Vetting Status: high
[ὀδός means the same as] οὐδός .[1] Sophocles [writes]: "after he had arrived at the down-plunging threshold" -- that is, at the doorpost -- "rooted in the earth with brazen [sc. steps]."[2] He is speaking about Hades.
Greek Original:
Ὀδός: οὐδός. Σοφοκλῆς: ἐπεὶ δ' ἀφῖκτο τὸν καταφράκτην ὀδόν, [τουτέστι τὴν φλιάν], χαλκοῖσι γῆθεν ἐρριζωμένον. περὶ τοῦ ᾅδου φησί.
The headword is the Attic spelling preference for this masculine noun, here in the nominative singular; see LSJ s.v. οὐδός . (In the quotation given it appears in the accusative singular.)
[1] The gloss is the same grammatical form as the headword, but with the alternative spelling; cf. omicron 826, omicron 287, and chi 193 gloss.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1590-1 (web address 1), with scholion; the messenger relates to the Chorus how Oedipus stopped to bathe before the underground portal. [Although the Suda transmits καταφράκτην (with a coat of mail, bandaged; see LSJ s.v. καταφράκτης ), it is apparent that καταρράκτην (down-rushing, sheer, abrupt; see LSJ s.v. καταρράκτης ) in the received texts is correct.]
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 14 February 2009@01:58:56.
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Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 14 February 2009@14:08:08.
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