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Headword: Ὀδυνήφατος
Adler number: omicron,58
Translated headword: pain-killing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] she who/that which removes pains.
Greek Original:
Ὀδυνήφατος: ἡ τὰς ὀδύνας ἀφανίζουσα.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron45 Theodoridis), including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. also a scholion on Homer, Iliad 5.401 (where the neuter plural occurs). The present headword itself is apparently quoted from a context where it is feminine -- probably Homer, Iliad 11.846-7 (of a root, feminine accusative singular).
The scholiast perhaps thinks that the second element of the compound is related to φαίνω "I reveal"; LSJ connect it rather with θείνω "I kill".
cf. omicron 56, omicron 57.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 October 2009@01:34:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 25 October 2009@05:17:56.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 21 June 2013@06:48:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 April 2015@00:40:32.

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