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Headword: Παλίμφημα
Adler number: pi,91
Translated headword: back-speaking [things]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] unpropitious, evil, opposite [ones].
Greek Original:
Παλίμφημα: δύσφημα, κακά, ἐναντία.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi74 Theodoridis, where the editor suggests that the headword -- neuter plural of an adjective compounded from the adverb palin "back" and the verbal root phê- "speak" -- might be quoted from Cyril of Alexandria, De adoratione 1 (PG 68.161c).
Euripides uses the word in its Doric form, with the sense "recanting": παλίμφαμος ἀοιδά Ion 1096 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 July 2001@12:52:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 17 July 2001@03:08:35.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 11 May 2011@07:53:17.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2011@08:00:46.
Catharine Roth (modified note, added link) on 27 August 2011@00:24:01.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 11 August 2013@05:50:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 July 2014@07:59:42.

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