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Headword: Πεῖραν
Adler number: pi,1450
Translated headword: trial, test, attempt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] journey, road.[1] "Not even called by messengers you start an attempt."[2]
Greek Original:
Πεῖραν: πορείαν, ὁδόν. οὐδ' ὑπ' ἀγγέλων κληθεὶς ἀφορμῆς πεῖραν.
[1] The headword is accusative singular of this noun (for which cf. pi 1448, pi 1449), extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 289-90 (web address 1), with scholion; reading ἀφορμᾷς (from the verb ἀφορμάω ) rather than the Suda's ἀφορμῆς (from the noun ἀφορμή ). See also chi 477.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 February 2011@01:28:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 February 2011@03:01:50.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2013@07:08:51.


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