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Headword: Prostrepesthai
Adler number: pi,2822
Translated headword: to turn to, to supplicate
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to avert, to turn upon one's self.
Greek Original:
Prostrepesthai: apopempesthai, trepesthai eph' heautou.
Notes:
= Photius pi1372 Theodoridis; and cf. a scholion on prostrepome/nou in Plato, Laws 9.866B. Outside lexica and grammars, the headword (present middle infinitive of prostre/pw; cf. pi 2823) is attested only at Plutarch, On Isis and Osiris 372D.
The relevance of the first gloss probably comes from the ability of the headword to be used in the context of supplicating the gods to avert evil.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 September 2013@01:24:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 12 September 2013@06:30:47.
David Whitehead on 20 October 2013@05:27:13.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@02:58:47.

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