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Headword: Οἶδμα
Adler number: omicroniota,35
Translated headword: swell
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] wave, or open sea.[1]
"[...] and sea's fierce swell."[2]
Greek Original:
Οἶδμα: κῦμα, ἢ πέλαγος. καὶ ἄγριον οἶδμα θαλάσσης.
Notes:
The headword is a neuter noun, largely confined to poetry, from the root for swelling (omicroniota 30).
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 21.234, where the headword occurs (dative case). Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius omicron75 Theodoridis.
[2] A poetic phrase associated with Gregory of Nazianzus: see Poems about himself (Carmina de se ipso) PG 37.971.10, Poems which relate to others (Carmina quae spectant ad alios) PG 37.1536.7, and cf. Carmina moralia 770.1). Its antecedents lie in (e.g.) "fierce swell" at Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.947, and Greek Anthology 9.36.4; see also Greek Anthology 6.30.3, and Aristophanes, Birds 250 (ἐπὶ πόντιον οἶδμα θαλάσσης ).
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 12 January 2003@06:51:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 January 2003@03:29:02.
Robert Dyer (modified translation) on 13 January 2003@03:41:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 5 August 2013@05:39:03.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:16:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 August 2014@10:46:13.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 August 2014@16:06:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 13 November 2014@00:11:53.

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