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Headword: Ὀρειβάτης
Adler number: omicron,544
Translated headword: mountain-walking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who/which goes on mountains.[1] The tragedy says: "but I will die alone in this cave; not killing a winged bird, nor a mountain-walking beast with these arrows, but myself dying in misery I shall provide food for those by whom I was nourished."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] ὀρειβατεῖν ["to walk on the mountains"] [used] likewise.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὀρειβάτης: ὁ ἐν ὄρεσι βαίνων. ἡ τραγῳδία φησίν: ἀλλ' αὖ θανοῦμαι τῷδ' ἐν αὐλίῳ μόνος: οὐ πτηνὸν ὄρνιν, οὐδὲ θῆρ' ὀρειβάτην τόξοις ἐναίρων τοῖσιδ', ἀλλ' αὐτὸς τάλας θανὼν παρέξω δαῖθ', ὑφ' ὧν ἐφερβόμην. καὶ Ὀρειβατεῖν ὁμοίως.
[1] Similar entries in ps.-Zonaras and (according to Adler) in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] Sophocles, Philoctetes 954-957 (web address 1).
[3] Adler reports a similar entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2009@00:57:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 December 2009@04:19:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 July 2013@08:54:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 8 July 2013@00:02:43.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@03:56:42.


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