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Headword: Πυγμή
Adler number: pi,3113
Translated headword: boxing, fist
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] wrestling, a locking-together of fingers, mitt.
Greek Original:
Πυγμή: πάλη, σύγκλεισις δακτύλων, γρόνθος.
Notes:
= Synagoge 779; Photius, Lexicon pi1504 Theodoridis; cf. Moeris pi67, Hesychius pi4283, pi4383. The headword is nominative singular of this feminine noun. In his edition of Hesychius Latte suggests Homer, Iliad 23.669, and Exodus 21:18 LXX as possible sources, both of which exhibit the word in the dative case. The former uses it in the sense of 'contest of fists' (i.e. boxing) and the latter with the meaning 'fist'. The first gloss here, 'wrestling', thus seems idiosyncratic, as there is normally a distinction made between the two popular forms of contest.
cf. delta 807, pi 11, etc.
Keywords: athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 September 2013@16:08:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaking) on 20 September 2013@03:41:26.
William Hutton (typo) on 20 September 2013@06:01:15.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@07:26:07.
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