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Headword: Ῥήξας
Adler number: rho,137
Translated headword: having broken
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he] having cut. "Having cut the vine-branches, he began to help."[1]
And [sc. attested is] ῥῆξαι ["to break"] [used] likewise.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥήξας: κόψας. ὁ δὲ ῥήξας τὰ κλήματα ἐβοήθει. καὶ Ῥῆξαι ὁμοίως.
Notes:
The headword (probably, though not demonstrably, extracted from the quotation given) is aorist active participle of ῥήγνυμι , masculine nominative singular.
[1] Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 5.310, which reads βοηθεῖν ... ἐπειρᾶτο "he was trying to help" (web address 1). (In the Suda's version the imperfect ἐβοήθει might fulfil this conative function.)
[2] Aorist active infinitive of the same verb; see also rho 9, rho 124, rho 140.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 August 2010@01:25:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 August 2010@05:00:47.
Catharine Roth (my betacode typo) on 22 August 2010@11:57:31.
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