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Headword: Ὄρπηξ
Adler number: omicron,636
Translated headword: sapling
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Masculine.[1] [Meaning a] shoot.[2]
From the [verb] ὀρούω ["I rush, I rise"]; or [as if they were] some kind of ὄρφηκες suitable for a roof.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὄρπηξ: ἀρσενικόν. κλάδος. παρὰ τὸ ὀρούω: ἢ ὄρφηκές τινες οἱ εἰς ὀροφὴν ἐπιτήδειοι.
Notes:
[1] Lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFS.
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron522 Theodoridis), and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 21.38 (where the accusative plural of this noun occurs: web address 1).
[3] Orion [Author, Myth] 126, whence Etymologicum Magnum 633.1; cf. Apollonius the Sophist, Homeric Lexicon 123.10.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 May 2010@01:03:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 May 2010@03:24:32.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 19 May 2010@01:25:35.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 19 July 2013@03:46:02.

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