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Headword: Πέσημα
Adler number: pi,1380
Translated headword: a fall
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[πέσημα means the same as] πτῶμα .[1]
"By this [sword] he perished in a deadly fall." He is saying [this] about Ajax, because he killed himself with a sword.[2]
Greek Original:
Πέσημα: πτῶμα. πρὸς τοῦδ' ὄλωλε θανασίμῳ πεσήματι. περὶ Αἴαντός φησιν, ὅτι ἑαυτὸν ξίφει διεχρήσατο.
Notes:
[1] Headword and gloss are both verbal nouns (neuter) related to the verb πίπτω , aorist ἔπεσον . Same glossing in other lexica; references at Photius pi811 Theodoridis.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 1033 (web address 1), with a comment; again tau 1233. For something similar, see Euripides, Phoenician Women 1420.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 December 2011@00:44:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 December 2011@03:30:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 14 December 2011@11:22:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 September 2013@07:31:51.

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