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Headword: Περιστείλας
Adler number: pi,1304
Translated headword: covering, piling
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning someone] laying hands on, smothering in the earth. Sophocles [writes]: "I have fixed it [sc. the sword], piling [earth] around it well."[1]
Greek Original:
Περιστείλας: διαχειρισάμενος, περισφίγξας ἐν τῇ γῇ. Σοφοκλῆς: ἔπηξα δ' αὐτὸν εὖ περιστείλας ἐγώ.
Notes:
The headword participle is extracted from the quotation given.
For this verb cf. pi 1298, pi 1303.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 821 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 June 2004@02:09:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 June 2004@04:47:32.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 13 May 2011@08:08:40.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 May 2011@20:58:22.
David Whitehead on 26 September 2011@08:45:11.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2013@07:17:09.

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