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Headword: Πυκινή
Adler number: pi,3149
Translated headword: stout
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sturdy.[1]
It is also used in the sense of 'powerful'. "Sturdy to manage these things."[2]
Greek Original:
Πυκινή: πυκνή. λαμβάνεται δὲ καὶ ἀντὶ τοῦ δυνατή. ταῦτα διαιτῆσαι πυκινή.
[1] Likewise in Erotianus 110.4 Klein, and ps.-Herodian, Epimerismi 115; similarly in Hesychius and elsewhere. The headword is nominative singular feminine of the adjective πυκινός , which is a variant for the more common πυκνή (used here as the glossing word) that often occurs in hexameter poetry for metrical purposes. Perhaps from commentary on Homer, where the headword occurs frequently (e.g. Iliad 2.55), although only once (Iliad 24.80) in the form given here. (For related words, see all the other entries between pi 3142 and pi 3155, inclusive.)
[2] An unidentifiable fragment of hexameter poetry.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 September 2013@01:18:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 September 2013@03:34:52.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@09:39:52.


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